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Simulate the Situation Room and analyze the US's relationship with North Korea. The plan starts off with a quick review and an examination of a online timeline that updates as the situation continues. Next, the class reads an article and answers some questions about the topic. Pupils then research and recommend action for the US orally and in written form. A handout lists team descriptions that you can use to add to the authenticity of the simulation.
Students read an article about the relationship between China and North Korea. Individually, they write a paper about a previous experience they have had watching two people negotiate. They role-play the role of producers from National Geographic in which they must describe the border between the two countries and discover why their relationship is strained.
This unit focuses on the differences between North and South Korea as they are seen from an American point of view. Learners view the Frontline documentary, "North Korea Suspicious Minds," complete a series of handouts, read a variety of primary source documents, and engage in a class discussion. Handouts, web links, and discussion questions are highlights of this short unit.
In this English worksheet, students discuss North Korea. Students brainstorm, debate, and practice their listening skills with this worksheet.
Ninth graders study the Government of North Korea. They identify the system of government of North Korea today and explain how power is acquired, used and justified by it. They describe the use of propaganda by this government system to influence public opinion and behavior of their own citizens and others.
Young scholars explore the concept of disarmament. In this North Korea lesson, students apply the steps of conflict resolution to the North Korean nuclear crisis as they create flowcharts designed to establish multilateral talks and resolve issues facing North Korea.
High schoolers analyze U.S. policy toward North Korea. In this foreign policy lesson, students conduct research on the relationship between the United States and North Korea. High schoolers prepare for a classroom debate to determine whether the U.S. should attack, negotiate with, or leave North Korea.  
Students research a number of websites to see how North Korea's leaders have shaped the country. They investigate Korea's ancient history and culture.
Students examine the current conditions in North Korea. They view and analyze a CNN documentary, research a dissident, answer and discuss questions about the documentary on conditions in North Korea, and identify the technology used by dissidents.
Learners research and analyze the current political situation of North Korea. They read and discuss an article, conduct research, participate in a simulation of an international round table, and write a response essay.
Students examine the implications of North Korea's nuclear testing. They develop a K-W-L chart, read an article, write questions, conduct research on their self-generated questions, and create an exhibit of their findings.
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.
Learners examine the division of North and South Korea. They identify the ideological differences and the tensions between the two countries. They discuss the threat of nuclear weapons as well.
Students examine the United States' response to the current concerns surrounding weapons of mass destruction in both Iraq and North Korea. They participate in a discussion to compare the differences. Then write an editorial.
Students analyze North Korea's history and their nuclear weapons development. They view a Power Point and work in groups to prepare official United Nations resolutions. After presenting and voting upon the final resolutions, they write a response paper on the effects of the legislation.
Set the stage for your next instructional activity 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.
In this English worksheet, students read "North Korea to Test Long-Range Missile," and then respond to 1 essay, 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
Students participate in a simulation of diplomatic talks regarding N. Korea's nuclear capability. In this foreign policy lesson, students research their assigned country's position on the topic and scenario solutions. Students engage in problem solving with their group and meet with other delegates to find a resolution for their country.
Students explore their impressions of several countries and the sources of information that informed those impressions. They examine the changing attitudes of South Koreans toward North Korean by reading and discussing "New Craze in South Korea: The N
Students investigate countries that have conducted nuclear weapons testing. They read an article, conduct research on the history of first nuclear weapons testing, and present their findings in the form of a television news broadcast from that era.