A film I would use to supplement the China standards in the 7th Grade World History Curriculum would be the 1998 version of Disney’s Mulan. Although it is a fictional story that takes place in China with fictional characters, I think that it would get my students interested and engaged with Chinese history and culture more than any other film. The themes of northern invasions, filial piety, honor, and ancestor worship or all present in the film and the musical numbers and humorous characters make these concepts more accessible to younger students. I would show this film at the beginning of the unit of China and have students identify some of the things they are interested in learning about China and Chinese culture in the upcoming lessons.
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