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Decision Point: Understanding the U.S.’s Dilemma Over North Korea
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.
7th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Representing History: North Korea - Behind the Wire
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 20 Views 56 Downloads
Handing a Rogue State: North Korea
Students 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.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
North Korea and the United States
Students 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. Students prepare for a classroom debate to determine whether the U.S. should attack, negotiate with, or leave North Korea.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
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.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 19 Downloads
The Korean War and Its Aftermath
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 22 Views 28 Downloads
A STUDENT SIMULATION: THE SIX PARTY TALKS
Students participate in a simulation of diplomatic talks regarding N. Korea's nuclear capability. For 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.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 16 Downloads
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 34 Views 81 Downloads
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.
10th - 11th Social Studies & History 15 Views 21 Downloads
The Government of North Korea
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.
9th Social Studies & History 38 Views 27 Downloads
Cartoons in the Classroom: Doves, Flags, and Bombs
A political cartoon is timely and thought-provoking. Learners analyze the symbolism found in the cartoon as it relates to current tensions between North and South Korea. Three in-depth analysis questions guide and stimulate class discussion.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Terrorism in the 21st Century: Righteous Aggression
Terrorism is a very sensitive subject, and I suggest you look carefully at how it's described in this presentation. While many of the slides are based in concrete fact and give current terrorism a historical context, others exude a personalized viewpoint.
12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Undercover in the Secret State
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.
11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
This Is Only A Test?
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.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 43 Downloads