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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.
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.
North Korea and the United States
Learners 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. Learners prepare for a classroom debate to determine whether the U.S. should attack, negotiate with, or leave North Korea.
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. Handouts, web links, and discussion questions are highlights of this short unit.
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.
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.
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.
Document-Based Essay on U.S. Reaction to North Korean Nuclear Policy
Students compose essays on nuclear policies. In this North Korea instructional activity, students examine political cartoons and primary documents regarding nuclear build-up by North Korea. Students write essays about North Korea's military goals and the Six-Party Talks.
Tale of the Tape: Predicting Long-Term Economic Growth on the Korean Peninsula
Students examine the Korean economy. In this economics instructional activity, students compare and contrast the command and market economies of North Korea and South Korea as they examine data.
North Korea's Power Play
Young scholars research a number of websites to see how North Korea's leaders have shaped the country. They investigate Korea's ancient history and culture.
A New Red Menace?
Students 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.
Learners 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.
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.
People for Successful Corean Reunification (PSCORE)
Students explore the concept of human rights. In this social justice lesson, students explore vocabulary regarding human rights and human rights violations in North Korea.
Why Is North Korea Going At It Alone?
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.
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Data Comparison And Interpretation: North Korea, South Korea, And the United States
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.
North Korea-A True Totalitarian Government
Ninth graders analyze the differences among various forms of government to determine how power is acquired and used. They need to have a strong background regarding the rise of totalitarian governments after The Great War and the reasons for Adolph Hitler's anger over the vindictiveness of the Treaty of Versailles.
East Asia: Population Facts and Figures
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.
North Korea and Nuclear Weapons Development
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.