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  • Mulan: Viewing Guide for talking about gender roles!

    Teachers! Mulan is an excellent film to show in class. Not only is it a fun Disney Movie, but it shows the lead female role in a much different way than the classic Disney Princess.

    Instead of the helpless female in danger, Mulan takes action and fights her for family, her country and her honor. Students can learn so much about being a female in power if they are directed to see the way she defies the classic stereotype of the heroine.

    Use the student guide for students during viewing, the post-discussion question for possible essay questions, and the female hero activity after the movie has been shown!

    -Teach Like a Girl

  • Do Now Question: This is the question to get the girls thinking. Question Response Discussion

    What to expect I this lesson

    Time frame:

    Mulan – Disney #girlboss

    Do Now: Who is your favorite female Disney character and why? What is your favorite part about them?

    Write at least 6 full sentences.

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  • Mulan Student Guide

    Answer these questions while you are watching Mulan. Remember to include evidence and write in full sentences.

    1. What does Mulan’s father pray for in the beginning of the movie? ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________

    2. What does the matchmaker do? Why is Mulan meeting with her? ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________

    3. Why does the matchmaker say that Mulan will never bring her family honor? ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________

    4. Why does Mulan cut her hair and run away? What do you think about her choice? .___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________

  • 5. How does Mulan adjust to the training camp? Do you think she is able to do the things the other men are? Is there anything they can do that she can’t? ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________

    6. In the song ‘A Girl Worth Fighting For,’ what types of qualities do the men say they want in a girl worth fighting for? Bonus! What does Mulan (Ping) say she would like? ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________

    7. When does the team realize Mulan is a Woman? How do they find out? ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________

    8. Why do you think Mulan does not give up? What makes her keep going? ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________

    9. What do you think the message of this movie is? Why do you think this is the message? ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________

  • Mulan Essay Prompt

    How does Mulan prove that she can do what the men can do? What message does this send to her community and other girls that watch this movie? How can you help send this message to your own community?

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  • Mulan Creative Writing Prompt

    Imagine you are Mulan and have decided to go to war for your family. Write a letter to your family explaining why you made this choice.

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    Love, Mulan

  • I’ll Make a Man Out of You – Song Lyric Study

    Verse 1: Let's get down to business, to defeat the Huns Did they send me daughters, when I asked for sons? You're the saddest bunch I ever met But you can bet before we're through Mister, I'll make a man out of you

    Chorus: Be a man We must be swift as the coursing river Be a man With all the force of a great typhoon Be a man With all the strength of a raging fire Mysterious as the dark side of the moon

    1. In Verse 1 who is speaking and who are they speaking to? ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________

    2. Why does this person mean when they say ‘I’ll make a man out of you? ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________

    3. How does the song describe being a man in the Chorus?________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________

    4. Think back to this scene in the movie. Does Mulan prove she can ‘Be a Man’? Why or why not? ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________

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