The stark contrast between life in North and South Korea is an intriguing topic for students. They are captivated by the realities of life inside North Korea and leave class with a true understanding of the effects a government can have on its citizens.
Use this engaging lesson to introduce and highlight the differences between modern-day North and South Korea. Notes and a graphic organizer can be included in a student's interactive journal. Students always remember this lesson and reference it throughout the year! Lots of opportunities for student engagement, participation, and critical thinking are built into the lesson.
Outline of the 5-E based lesson:
Engage- Memory Game (South Korea)
Explore- Say Something (Compare and contrast photos of each country)
Explain- PowerPoint presentation and student fill-in notes focusing on the Korean War and modern North and South Korea
Explore- Find the Facts (demographic information on the Koreas and interesting facts link)
Evaluate- Summarize (Higher-level journaling prompt and video link)
Materials included: PowerPoint presentation, Teacher Quick Reference Guide, Student Fill-in notes and answer key, and Student graphic organizer and answer key
Vocabulary covered: totalitarian, communist, capitalist, human rights, Korean War, ally, democratic, dictatorship, economy, armistice, DMZ, famine
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