New! Korean War Overview
8th - 11th
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. A must-see for a class that hasn't gone into the Korean War in detail - very engaging and enlightening!
Multiple Perspectives on the Korean War
Pupils interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this Korean War lesson plan, students examine and analyze primary sources regarding U.S. involvement in the Korean War.
The Korean War - A Time Line Activity
Students create a Korean War time line. They identify, describe, and label nine of the key events and turning points of the Korean Conflict. They include all nine events listed on the direction sheet, contain a title, and have at least one image or map within the document.
The Korean War
In this reading comprehension worksheet, learners 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.
How Was the Korean War a "Flashpoint" of the Cold War?
Students examine the causes and the Korean War. In this Cold War lesson, students discover how the United States became involved in the Korean War and determine how it became a "flashpoint" in the Cold War. Students complete a worksheet activity.
The Korean War and Its Aftermath
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.
The Korean War
Students examine the implications of the Korean War. In this Korean War lesson, students access the Korean War website to gain access to veterans of the war that they may interview. Students conduct interviews with veterans and create artwork or writings that reflect their impressions of the stories they hear about the war.
Korean War Perspectives
Young scholars explore the Korean War. In this U.S. history lesson, students read selections from The American Pageant and respond to discussion questions regarding U.S. involvement in the Korean War.
The Hungnam Evacuation: The Korean War's Dunkirk?
Learners examine the Hungnam evacuation. In this Korean War lesson, students research Internet and print sources about the Hungnam evacuation. Learners read the provided article on the evacuation and write summaries about it.
The Korean War and Mock UN Reunification Debate
Young scholars examine the implication of the Korean War. In this Korean War lesson plan, students investigate the war, the Demilitarized Zone, and consider the reunification question. Young scholars research the topic and participate in a mock UN debate.
Remembering the Forgotten War
Ninth graders examine the major events and significance of the Korean War, including U.S. involvement in the war. In this World History lesson, 9th graders read primary source materials to understand the political, social, emotional and cultural costs of the Korean War.
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- Colleen M., Special Education Teacher
- Virginia Beach, VA