ERIC Number: ED332943
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Approaches to Teaching about Korea in a World Cultures Social Studies Curriculum. A guide for Teachers.
Lewis, Linda; Linton, Stephen
Korea, a country of major significance within the East Asian culture sphere, is also a country of historical and contemporary importance to the United States. Divided in 1945 into two zones, the North and the South, the communist northern sector became a formidable economic and military power, while the phenomenal growth of the southern sector's economy has made South Korea a Third World development success story, and the economic and cultural ties between the United States and South Korea continue to grow. This teaching guide suggests approaches for teachers who, although unable to devote an entire unit to the study of Korea, may wish to include Korea in a unit on East Asia. The guide contains three sections: (1) Korea--cultural transformer and transmitter; (2) Korea--vortex of conflict; and (3) Korea--division and reunification (South Korea, modern economic power; North Korea, bastion of communism and self-reliance; reunification, the common dream). A timeline and maps of the country are also included. (DB)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Asian Studies, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Instructional Materials, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
East Asian Curriculum Project, Columbia University, East Asian Institute, 420 West 118th St. New York, NY 10027.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. East Asian Inst.
Identifiers: Global Education; Korea
Note: For related documents, see ED 323 133, SO 030 086, SO 030 140-144, and SO 030 152.