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Your students will be able to understand the dynamics and details of the Korean War after viewing this video, which discusses the political and economic influences over Korea after WWII. From General MacArthur to Kim Il Sung, all of the major players in the Korean War are put into context as the narrator describes their decision-making and roles during this time. A must-see for a class that hasn't gone into the Korean War in detail - very engaging and enlightening!
Students examine the implications of the Korean War. In this Korean War lesson, students access the Korean War website to gain access to veterans of the war that they may interview. Students conduct interviews with veterans and create artwork or writings that reflect their impressions of the stories they hear about the war.
Students create a Korean War time line. They identify, describe, and label nine of the key events and turning points of the Korean Conflict. They include all nine events listed on the direction sheet, contain a title, and have at least one image or map within the document.
Students analyze primary source documents to understand the Korean War. For this Korean War lesson, students view a political cartoon and discuss the symbolism and perspective presented. Students work in groups to complete a worksheet to analyze another political poster or cartoon and present their findings to the class. Students discuss how nationalism affects the perspective of the causes and effects of the Korean War.
Students identify and interpret general information about the Korean War, including important dates, terms, events, and participants. They also identify what the Cairo Declaration was and what military forces, political forces, and geographical patterns existed before the Korean War began. Finally, students identify what communism means and what role it played in the war.
Students explore the U.S. involvement in the Korean War. In this Korean War lesson, students research Internet and print sources regarding the Cold War and the political division of the Korean Peninsula. Students respond to discussion questions regarding President Truman's decisions regarding U.S. involvement in the conflict.
Explore significant events of the Korean War. High school learners conduct research of primary source materials from the war. They use their research findings to write reflective journal entries about the significant war events they study and then create a classroom wiki that includes articles the learners have written about the war.
Students explore the concept of war propaganda. In this Korean War lesson, students discover the role of wartime propaganda as they examine North Korean and Chinese brochures that were created by the U.S. military during the war. Students respond to questions regarding the leaflets.
Students examine the role of the United States in the Korean War. In this Cold War instructional activity, students research primary and secondary sources to find out why the United States was involved in the war and why MacArthur was removed from the commander position.
Young scholars consider how technology impacted American conflicts. For this technological advances lesson, students read, "The Changing Face of War," and then describe how technology made differences in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam Conflict, and the Persian Gulf War.