Korean War: Guided Notes for Korean War, 38th Parallel, Domino Theory, Cold War!
This lesson on the Korean War is included in the Cold War Resource Bundle, located here:
Cold War Resource Bundle! 11 engaging Cold War resources to promote learning!
In this highly-engaging and interactive resource, students learn about the background, causes, outcomes, and modern relevance of the Korean War (plus much more!). Students learn about the origins of the 38th parallel, the role of Communism and the Cold War, the divide into North Korea and South Korea following World War II and the Yalta Conference, the reason why the United States got involved in Korea, the role of Douglas MacArthur, Kim Il Sung, Syngman Rhee, the origins of the Domino Theory, the conditions for US soldiers during the war, the origins of the modern Korean War Memorial in Washington DC, and, finally, what life is like in Korea today (including the government of North Korea led by Kim Jong-un).
The 5 pages of guided notes include a variety of prompts to deepen understanding on the Korean War, and a handful of graphic organizers keep student interest and maintain student engagement. Enjoy the 5-pages guided notes, a 20-page PowerPoint, and a full key to teach students the causes, outcomes, history, and relevance today of the Korean War in United States history!
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