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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.
16 mins 8th - 11th Social Studies & History 33 Views 81 Downloads
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 33 Downloads
How Was the Korean War a "Flashpoint" of the Cold War?
Students examine the causes and the Korean War. In this Cold War activity, 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 32 Views 159 Downloads
The Korean War - A Time Line Activity
Young scholars 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.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 20 Views 78 Downloads
The Korean War through the Perspectives of Political Cartoons and Political Posters
Students 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. Students work in groups to complete a worksheet to analyze another political poster or cartoon and present their findings to the class.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 19 Views 118 Downloads
Korean War Lesson Plan
Students study the cause of the Korean War. For 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.
10th - 11th Social Studies & History 11 Views 18 Downloads
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.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 50 Downloads
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 28 Downloads
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.
11th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 23 Downloads
Korean War Propaganda
Students explore the concept of war propaganda. In this Korean War activity, 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 26 Downloads
The Hungnam Evacuation: The Korean War's Dunkirk?
Learners examine the Hungnam evacuation. In this Korean War lesson, students research Internet and print sources about the Hungnam evacuation. Learners read the provided article on the evacuation and write summaries about it.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
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.
7 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
The Korean War and Mock UN Reunification Debate
High schoolers examine the implication of the Korean War. In this Korean War lesson, students investigate the war, the Demilitarized Zone, and consider the reunification question. High schoolers research the topic and participate in a mock UN debate.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 20 Views 27 Downloads
Remembering the Forgotten War
Ninth graders examine the major events and significance of the Korean War, including U.S. involvement in the war. In this World History lesson, 9th graders read primary source materials to understand the political, social, emotional and cultural costs of the Korean War.
9th Social Studies & History 17 Views 57 Downloads