This TED Talk lesson is intended to be used with Suki Kim's talk, This is What it is Like to Go Undercover in North Korea.
This TED video and worksheet can be completed in one class period. (I often follow-up with a class discussion the following day.)
This video and worksheet are appropriate for most high school-level Social Studies and English classes.
TED lessons can be used as mini-lessons or to supplement a prepared unit. I often assign TED lessons as make-up work or extra credit. TED Talks also make great lesson plans on "sub days."
For six months, Suki Kim worked as an English teacher at an elite school for North Korea's future leaders — while writing a book on one of the world's most repressive regimes. As she helped her students grapple with concepts like "truth" and "critical thinking," she came to wonder: Was teaching these students to seek the truth putting them in peril? (This talk was part of a session at TED2015 guest-curated by Pop-Up Magazine: popupmagazine.com or @popupmag on Twitter.)