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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Five Resources for Learning About North Korea

The web comic The Oatmeal doesn't often (perhaps ever) have cartoons that are appropriate for the classroom but today there was one that could be used for a very simple social studies lesson. The Primary Difference Between North Korea and South Korea uses two drawings to show the difference between living in Communist North Korea and Democratic South Korea. It might be a fun little comic to show your students. The comic did get me to look in my archives for resources on North Korea that I've highlighted in the past. Those resources are listed below.

Life Inside North Korea
North Korea v. South Korea Incidence Map
North Korea's Military Parade in Slow Motion
Music from North Korea and Around the World

And for a very quick explanation of why the Korean peninsula is divided, here is a video overview of the Korean War.

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