Resources and Opportunities for Educators


Lesson plans:

Additional Links:

Background Information:
Voices from the Korean War
March 1st Declaration of Independence
Truce Tent- Koje-do
Daily Worker Articles
Daily Worker Article Citations
Chicago Tribune June 25 1950
Chicago Tribune September 26 1950
June251950 Korean War NY Times

General Information:
CIA- The World Fact Book: South Korea
CIA- The World Fact Book: North Korea
Library of Congress: Country Studies
Gateway to Korea– The official website of the Republic of South Korea.
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea-The official website of North Korea.
Universal Currency Converter: Convert U.S. dollars to South or North Korean won.

Teaching about Korea:
National Education Association– General collection of lesson plans.
The Wilson Center– North Korea International Documentation Project offering primary sources and more on North Korea.
The Korea Society– Assorted materials and articles from the Korea Society.
Council on Foreign Relations- Articles and more.
Library of Congress- Asian Reading Room–  The primary public access point for researchers seeking to use the Asian collections.
Korea Focus–  Essays on Korean politics, economy, society and culture.
Gateway to Korea– News, Culture, Society, History, Inter-Korean Relations, Sports, etc.
Asia for Educators-Resources for students and educators from the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University.
Asia Educational Media Service– Media search tools, K-12 resource list, media lesson plans.
Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE)- Curriculum materials on world issues and world cultures.
National Geographic Society– Digital maps and an education section with lesson plans.
Primary Source Resource Guide– Lessons and resources using primary sources to introduce Korean history and culture.

Teaching Korean Language:
The Cyber University of Korea– Learn to read and write Korean and formulate sentences using the proper grammar.
Talk to me in Korean– Follow the lesson curriculum from beginner through advanced; taught through videos, podcasts, and the online bookstore.
How to Study Korean– Designed to help students learn how to speak Korean.
The Global Language Online Support System (GLOSS)– Designed for advanced learners with lessons based off of newspapers and television shows.
Naver Korean-English Dictionary
Korean Language Proficiency Test (TOPIK)