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Lunar New Year

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Although often called Chinese New Year, Chinese people refer to this holiday as Spring Festival or Lunar New Year. People in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, North Korea, South Korea, Singapore, and Vietnam also have traditions associated...
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Decision Point: Understanding the U.S.’s Dilemma Over North Korea

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Simulate the Situation Room and analyze the US's relationship with North Korea. The plan starts off with a quick review and an examination of a online timeline that updates as the situation continues. Next, the class reads an article and...
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Representing History: North Korea - Behind the Wire

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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North Korea and the United States

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers 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. High schoolers prepare for a classroom debate to determine...
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Handing a Rogue State: North Korea

For Teachers 11th - 12th
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...
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What Should the US Do About North Korea's Nuclear Weapons?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
North Korea, a shadowy nation distrustful of America, is working on a nuclear weapons program. What should the United States do? The question has plagued American presidents for years, but now young scholars get to make their...
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Geography Now! North Korea (DPRK)

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Many know North Korea, or the DPRK, as the Hermit Kingdom thanks to its resistance to outsiders and rogue foreign policy. Its restrictive government controls life down to a list of approved haircuts. That said, its scenery is mountainous...
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Let's Be Friends -- North Korea

For Students Pre-K - 6th
In this English worksheet, students discuss North Korea. Students brainstorm, debate, and practice their listening skills with this worksheet.
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The Government of North Korea

For Teachers 9th
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...
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North Korea and Nuclear Weapons Development

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Young scholars 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...
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Constructing a Contour Map

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars create contour maps. For this geography skills lesson, students design topographic maps that use contuor lines to represent the elevations found in North Korea, South Korea, and Montana.
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Why Is North Korea Going At It Alone?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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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Contemporary Korea

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students research current events in Korea and their historical causes. In this Korean civilization lesson, students take notes on the geography and history of Korea. Students research CNN.com and evaluate articles on topics related to...
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Women of Achievement Month

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Successful women make their mark in fields from computers, journalism, labor and racing
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A New Red Menace?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
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.
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Intolerable Acts

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students 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.
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Cartoons for the Classroom: A Parody of Broken Promises

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Parodies of political figures are the lifeblood of the editorial cartoons in a free press. North Korea's nuclear threat provides young political scientists an opportunity to hone their critical thinking skills as they analyze a cartoon...
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Kim's Nuclear Gamble

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers view a video clip on North Korea's nuclear weapons. They identify issues between the United States and North Korea. They write any questions they have about the documentary and participate in a class discussion.
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Nothing Left to Lose

For Students 5th Standards
Learn the history behind some of the world's refugee populations with a reading passage about brothers who flee North Korea and settle in South Korea. After reading the informative article, pupils respond to multiple-choice questions to...
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Data Comparison And Interpretation: North Korea, South Korea, And the United States

For Teachers 9th
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...
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Korean War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners 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...
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Korean War Overview

For Students 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...
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North Korea's Power Play

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students research a number of websites to see how North Korea's leaders have shaped the country. They investigate Korea's ancient history and culture.
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North Korea and Nuclear Weapons

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students deliberate on the merits and tradeoffs of North Korea and Nuclear Weapons.