Analysis: Why It Matters That North Korea Plans to Go to the Olympics

North Korea's decision to send athletes to the 2018 Winter Olympics has eased international worries about attending the Games in PyeongChang. Read an article by the Washington Post and adapted by Newsela that sheds light on the current event.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include in a study of North and South Korea's long history
  • Have learners look up the unification flag the two countries march under at the Olympics
Classroom Considerations

  • The passage is 840L Lexile® reading level and is intended for fifth graders
  • Access the online version of the resource and other features of the online article by signing up for a free Newsela account

  • Includes four additional passages at differing Lexile® levels, as well as five Spanish versions (also at various Lexile® levels)
  • Brings awareness of the upcoming Winter Olympics, and of tension between North and South Korea

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