Korean War

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North and South Korea: two regions divided. The story of the Korean War describes the events that occurred when these two regions' ideologies clashed. The resource uses various images and descriptions of artifacts, in addition to well-written passages, to discuss the events of the war.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Relate the split in Korea to current events and do a compare-and-contrast activity to help make the events of the Korean War relatable to today
  • Show a video about Harry Truman, so scholars understand more about the American president when analyzing the Korean War 
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires Internet-capable devices or printed copies of the handout
  • Includes many graphics that make the description of the Korean War more meaningful to pupils
  • Discusses the events in an engaging, storytelling way
  • Pieces of clothing exist as the only artifacts in the exhibit, and the exhibit displays only three artifacts