The Chinese Myth of the White Snake and the Meddling Monk

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The Chinese myth of Bai Su Zhen and her husband Xu Xian pits the pair against the meddling monk Fa Hai. Follow along with a short animated version of the story.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • To expand the lesson, show the first episode in the myth of Bai Su Zhen and XU Xian
  • Have groups investigate other versions of the myth and report on the significant differences
  • Include in a study of mythology
Classroom Considerations
  • Provide context for the Buddhist tradition of karma so that students will understand Xu Xian's fear of the consequences of his wife's actions
Pros
  • The resource includes the video, a comprehension check, links to related articles, and a discussion question
Cons
  • None
Common Core