Cultural comparison: La China Poblana

Compare a woman from your country to Mexico’s China Poblana.

· Use the text about the China Poblana as a starting point for a comparison.

· Although the China Poblana was born in India, she has become the idealization of the Mexican woman.

· Students compare the China Poblana to a woman in their own country who has also become a legend.

· Students juxtapose the facts about the real person to the the made up facts that surround the legend.


Compare la China Poblana to ONE of the following women:

· Pocahontas and SIX more suggestions for American women

· Laura Secord, Canada

· Eva Perón, Argentina

· Joan of Arc, France

and FIVE more suggestions of women from other countries

Themes for cultural comparison:

  1. Personal life

  2. Clothing

  3. Art

  4. Cinema

AND SIX more suggestions for cultural comparisons.

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