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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.
Learners explore the concept of disarmament. For 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.
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.  
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.
Learners 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.
Students examine the United States' response to suspected nuclear proliferation in Iran and North Korea by participating in a fishbowl discussion and writing letters to President Bush.
Chances are you will not have an opportunity to be one of only 1,500 Western tourists permitted to visit North Korea each year. But you can take a free, virtual tour of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea with an app loaded with thousands of photographs of the country, its leaders, its people, and some of its traditions. Many of the images are accompanied with explanations and descriptions that give insight into this secretive society.
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 activity, 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.
Students explore the concept of human rights. For this social justice lesson, students explore vocabulary regarding human rights and human rights violations in North Korea.
Young scholars compose essays on nuclear policies. In this North Korea lesson, students examine political cartoons and primary documents regarding nuclear build-up by North Korea. Young scholars write essays about North Korea's military goals and the Six-Party Talks.
Students examine the Korean economy. For this economics lesson, students compare and contrast the command and market economies of North Korea and South Korea as they examine data.
Students examine population information from East Asian countries. Using a specified website, pupils explore the population of China, Japan, North Korea and South Korea. Classmates examine the population density compared to the world's total population. Students use the internet to complete a worksheet.
Young scholars 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 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.
Ninth graders brainstorm "what they know about North Korea and South Korea." They determine the approximate distance from the United States to North and South Korea and create a graph comparing the birth rates, death rates, infant mortality rates, literacy rates, and GDP of North Korea, South Korea, and the United States.