Showing posts with label South Korea. Show all posts
Showing posts with label South Korea. Show all posts

Monday, March 11, 2013

5 Resource for Learning About the History of Conflict on the Korean Peninsula

A few hours ago CNN and every other major news outlet reported that North Korea has declared invalid the 1953 armistice that ended the Korean War. Part of the CNN article included a short video about the history of conflict on the Korean peninsula. That video is embedded below.

For a longer explanation of the Korean War, Keith Hughes has a sixteen minute overview for high school students.

This video gives us just the facts about the Korean War in three minutes.

The Guardian offers a short, interactive slideshow about North Korea's weapons testing. The slideshow is two years old, but the graphics on how the tests are conducted are still useful.

The BBC's country profile on North Korea is a resource that students can use to get a quick overview of history of North Korea in a timeline format. Teachers who have students that have read Lois Lowry's The Giver may want to ask students for their thoughts on the media section of the BBC's profile of North Korea.

Monday, November 29, 2010

CNN Student News - Tensions in Korean Peninsula

This morning's episode of CNN Student News leads off with a segment about the latest tensions between North Korea and South Korea. The segment concludes with an explanation of why the US would get involved if North Korea declared war on South Korea. Watch the episode below.

For more resources about tensions in the Korean Peninsula see this page set-up by CNN.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

North Korea v. South Korea Incident Map

The Guardian's Data Blog has created a map of every incidence of diplomatic or armed hostilities between North Korea and South Korea over the last sixty years. The map was created using Google Fusion Tables and a database of incidents published by the Congressional Research Service.

Google Fusion Tables is a tool for creating a variety of data visualizations including maps. You can learn more about using Fusion Tables in this post I wrote last winter.

Applications for Education
Last week's violent incident between North Korea and South Korea has put their tensions back in the news. If you're planning to have students investigate this story in your classroom this week, this map of past incidents could help students understand some of the underlying tensions leading up to last week's outbreak of violence.

For more resources about tensions between North Korea and South Korea see Larry Ferlazzo's list.