Korean War Overview

8th - 11th
16 mins

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!

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World History

Korean War

Students identify and interpret general information about the Korean War, including important dates, terms, events, and participants. They also identify what the Cairo Declaration was and what military forces, political forces, and geographical patterns existed before the Korean War began. Finally, students identify what communism means and what role it played in the war.

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 - 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

For 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.

Korean War Lesson Plan

Students study the cause of the Korean War. For 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.

Map Work About the Korean War

Pupils use an interactive website that chronicles the occupation of the Korean peninsula by each year and complete a worksheet. This helps them to research the causes of the Korean War.

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

Students explore the Korean War. In this U.S. history lesson plan, students read selections from The American Pageant and respond to discussion questions regarding U.S. involvement in the Korean War.

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 (1950-1953)

In this online interactive history quiz learning exercise, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about the Korean War. Students may submit their answers to be scored.

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