After the recent computer hack on Sony Pictures due to the release of the movie, “The Interview,” student interest is high on the topic of North Korea and its secretive government. Embrace that curiosity in current events to highlight the real world differences between limited and unlimited governments and bring your Social Studies curriculum to life!
In 2014, PBS Frontline released an excellent documentary focused on the change of regime in North Korea and extreme conditions in Kim Jung Un’s country. It also features the role of technology in changing people’s views about blind obedience to the Dear Leader. The video runs around 50 minutes, so it can easily be fit into one or two class periods.
The handout includes 17 video response questions that focus on the big ideas presented in the video. They highlight the extreme conditions the citizens face and current changes happening in the country. The questions are written in chronological order with the movie so you can pause and discuss as needed. Students will never forget this video and will continue to bring it up all year!
Includes: Student worksheet, teacher answer key, and a teacher reference guide
This product does not contain the actual video due to copyrights. Currently PBS has the video posted for free viewing on their website if you would like to view it before you buy my handout. It can be found at:
I also have found this video while searching online on YouTube at the following link if the other link has become inactive:
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