Korean War Teacher Resources
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Korean War Overview
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!
How Was the Korean War a "Flashpoint" of the Cold War?
Students examine the causes and the Korean War. In this Cold War lesson, students discover how the United States became involved in the Korean War and determine how it became a "flashpoint" in the Cold War. Students complete a worksheet activity.
Korean War Perspectives
Students explore the Korean War. In this U.S. history lesson, students read selections from The American Pageant and respond to discussion questions regarding U.S. involvement in the Korean War.
New! The Korean War and Its Aftermath
Set the stage for your next lesson on the Korean War with handouts packed with information on the country's history and major events leading up to and following the war. The resource includes three worksheets that provide a historical overview of the country, a study/assignment sheet listing pertinent key terms from the Korean War and its aftermath, and finally a chart comparing the current demographics and economies of North and South Korea.
The Korean War
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.
The Korean War
In this reading comprehension learning exercise, students read a passage about major events of the Korean War. Students then answer 7 fill in the blank and 7 true/false questions based on the reading.
The Korean War - A Time Line Activity
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.
Multiple Perspectives on the Korean War
Learners interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this Korean War activity, students examine and analyze primary sources regarding U.S. involvement in the Korean War.
The Hungnam Evacuation: The Korean War's Dunkirk?
Young scholars examine the Hungnam evacuation. In this Korean War lesson, students research Internet and print sources about the Hungnam evacuation. Young scholars read the provided article on the evacuation and write summaries about it.
Korean War Lesson Plan
Students study the cause of the Korean War. In this World history lesson, Students read excerpts from two different textbooks, one from South Korea, and one from North Korea. They discuss how the cause of the war differs depending on the resource used.
The Korean War through the Perspectives of Political Cartoons and Political Posters
High schoolers analyze primary source documents to understand the Korean War. In this Korean War lesson, students view a political cartoon and discuss the symbolism and perspective presented. High schoolers 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.
The Korean War (1950-1953)
For this online interactive history worksheet, learners respond to 10 short answer questions about the Korean War. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
The Korean War (1950-1953)
In this online interactive history quiz instructional activity, learners respond to 50 multiple choice questions about the Korean War. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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.
Map Work About the Korean War
Students use an interactive website that chronicles the occupation of the Korean peninsula by each year and complete a worksheet. This helps them to research the causes of the Korean War.
Korean War Timeline and Journaling
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.
Korean War Propaganda
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 lesson, 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.
The Korean War and Mock UN Reunification Debate
Students examine the implication of the Korean War. In this Korean War activity, students investigate the war, the Demilitarized Zone, and consider the reunification question. Students research the topic and participate in a mock UN debate.
If you are looking for a well-produced synopsis on The Korean War, this video could be for you! In just under seven minutes, the narrator takes viewers through the causes of the war, and all of the many twists and turns that occurred; including China's decision to get involved in 1952. A very good film!