In today's world, stories that combine classic elements with modern perspectives on the power of women are incredibly rare. "The Ballad of Mulan" is one such story.
In my Film/Literature class, I teach a unit on Music and Sound. To begin this unit, my students read "The Ballad of Mulan" (available here for free) before watching the musical Disney cartoon, Mulan.
While reading, my students complete this worksheet, which features 35 open-ended questions about the classic poem.