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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.
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.
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.
Learners participate in a simulation of diplomatic talks regarding N. Korea's nuclear capability. In this foreign policy lesson plan, students research their assigned country's position on the topic and scenario solutions. Learners engage in problem solving with their group and meet with other delegates to find a resolution for their country.