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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.
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.
Students participate in a lesson that focuses on the events of how Korea became a nuclear threat in the world. They use essential questions to help guide the research and come to right conclusions from the information.
Provide learners with an excellent resource intended on imparting knowledge on the Cold War Era. Starting in 1945 and going all the way to 1991, the Cold War Era included major historical events, such as the Berlin Wall, Warsaw Pact, the Korean War, and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Lucky for you, this presentation covers all of it in an interesting and informative way.
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.
High-interest articles are a great way to get struggling readers to tackle difficult vocabulary. Here is a lesson that includes such an article. It is focused around a very interesting and controversial article about the teaching of history in Japan. Your class will learn and practice a series of new vocabulary words and phrases included in the short article. This subject, because of its sensitive nature, should be reviewed before use in your class. 
Though this resource was designed in 2005, US tension with North Korea remains a relevant topic for exploration and understanding. Unfortunately, this lecture and reading-based lesson plan is unlikely to engage the class. The end product is a short essay that provides a viable explanation of what, in the student's opinion, is most likely to transpire between the US and North Korea. Some components may be useful, but  an underwhelming lesson plan overall.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a passage about major events of the Korean War. Students then answer 7 fill in the blank and 7 true/false questions based on the reading.
Students research the 11 nations that are either known or suspected to have nuclear weapons. They draft treaties to effect nuclear non-proliferation or disarmament among these 11 countries.
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 facts about the war in Korea in the 1950's and attempt to classify American foreign policy as a triumph or a failure. Why the U.S. became involved and the unpopularity of the war in America forms the focus of this lesson.
Learners 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.
In this historical perspectives worksheet, students read a 2-page selection about North and South Korea and then respond to 4 short answer questions and complete a graphic organizer based on the information.
Students investigate North and South Korea. In this research instructional activity, students gather facts about North and South Korea. In groups students research using encyclopedias, the internet and other sources. Students compare and contrast the two countries.
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer questions about the Korean War. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about the Korean War. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Eleventh graders explore the novel Lost Names. In this literature instructional activity, 11th graders make a poster showing propaganda, write a brochure, provide food for the food day, and write a personal reflection about the book after they have read and discussed literary elements.
Seventh graders explore the current tensions in Asia by completing a graphic organizer.  In this Asian politics instructional activity, 7th graders examine a Powerpoint slide and news article which gives them the information needed to fill in their graphic organizer.  Students participate in a discussion about the information they have read with their classmates.
In this historical events worksheet, students analyze a political cartoon about North Korea's nuclear threat and respond to 2 talking point questions.