This critical reading activity will have students analyze the Korean War from two different sources of information; each of which take a different position on the underlying causes and effects of this war. Engagement and organizing one’s thoughts is an integral component to this lesson, as students will fill out a KWL chart, along with a T chart that serves to identify the main differences between each source. Class discussion and debate are promoted as the lesson invites student interpretation and opinion.
Time Frame: 50 min (One class period)
• Detailed Lesson Plan
• 1 Power Point (13 slides)
• Printable Handout:
o Analyzing the Korean War: Comparing Resources