By desperate - 05/10/2012 09:47 - Malta - Paola
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Why not have them right about a historical American person.. I don't know any historical Chinese people mainly because I don't care to know about them.. American historical people are different.. If u would have asked for that essay u might have gotten a different outcome.. Also your students probably aren't that dumb to know that Mulan is fake they probably were trying to be smart asses and make fun of u for asking for such a stupid essay
Amandajlucas - That's some of the most ethnocentric bullshit I've ever had the misfortune of reading. First, OP lives in Malta. That's not in the US. Second, I find it pathetic that you don't care to know of any history beside your own. Third, what the fuck makes you think American historical figures are any different than any others? Fourth, it isn't a stupid idea for an essay. OP is teaching HISTORY. Open your ignorant eyes, moron. There are other people in the world. You better learn that quickly, or else you're destined for a lifelong pursuit of idiocy.
112- You are the definition of ignorance. First of all, I am not entirely sure how an individual would "right" about something. Second of all, World History courses are meant to expand your horizons. It's necessary to learn about other cultures and their history to avoid negativity/racism/etc borne from ignorance. I'm sorry to say that the educational system seems to have failed you. As the saying goes, "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Oh, PS: Mulan isn't fake.
@112 Before you make a comment, it might be wise to think first: "Will I look like an ignorant idiot who only cares about America? What happens/has happened in other countries, is something I do not care about, because I don't live there." If you answered yes, delete your comment and move on. I really can't believe you actually wrote that here.
164: 500 years of American history is a stretch, especially when you consider that the country isn't even half that old. 174: Any student above 10th grade who doesn't know who Chairman Mao is has been failed by his or her education. Other interesting figures include Genghis Khan, Sun Yat-Sen, Chiang Kai-Shek, and my personal favorite, Deng Xiaoping.
You do know Mulan is based on a real historical figure right? Also saying Chinese figures aren't important is .......... I have no words to describe your stupidity. The Chinese made paper gunpowder and they have awesome food .Did you even go to school wait nevermind this is basic
217: Surely not by herself, no, but her attitude belies the kind of stupidity that might vote for an idiot (Tea-Partier?) who could start WWIII with some ill-considered economic policy. The more I read #112, the less I believe that girl is 20...and the less I believe she should be allowed to vote.
See, I would have been more creative... Mine would have been about Mushu.
116- Technically, he is a historical figure. Being a historical figure doesn't necessarily imply that you saved your country. He was an ambassador for China as far as his stunt fighting...who doesn't know about Bruce Lee? I'm sure he also lent much to their economy with his movies.
Granted, he was great in filmography not doubt about it. Bruce Lee is a historical figure in film and martial arts. In that manner speaking. However Bruce Lee was not Chinese, by ethnicity yes but he was indeed American and born here in the United States. Therefore that does not make him a Chinese historical figure.
Mulan is a great movie! And based on a true story ( i think ) so its not that vad i guess!
No actually, Mulan is based on a woman (named Mulan - how crazy!) that did fight as a soldier for china (disguised as a man) so yes, it IS a true story, not fictional. Some elements of the disney version are undoubtedly fictional but it is based on something that actually happened
Omg Aussie ur really fucking dumb the last time we fought over a topic u lost horribly you're About to lose even worse. Robin locksley killed a lot of French men in a very famous battle and killed a lot more frenchies before that. Mulan suffered a similar fate to Mel Gibson in brave heart. Being drawn and quartered wasn't a western invention . Anyway wiki won't teach u Bout the world Aussie read a book once in a while
I have learned that there are idiots in this world and sometimes it is best to just let them be. No sense in wasting your energy correcting people who really lack the common sense to do hard work. My AP U.S History teacher used to throw chalk at our head if we wrote something crappy. Just a little advice :D
Yeah, they aren't supposed to do that but my teacher did. None of use really complained because 1) He had good aim and it only hit us on the top of our head 2) We learned not to screw over our teacher in any shape or form 3) He had the highest passing rate in the state for Advance Placement Exams