ERIC Number: ED475616
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching with the News: North Korea and Nuclear Weapons. Choices for the 21st Century.
Brown Univ., Providence, RI. Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Inst. for International Studies.
In October 2002 North Korea admitted that it had been operating a secret nuclear weapons program in violation of international treaties and the 1994 Agreed Framework with the United States. North Korea also appeared to be taking steps to begin production of nuclear weapons and, according to U.S. officials, may have a missile that can hit California. Although Iraq has dominated much of the news during this same time period, the United States was also discussing the possible responses to North Korea. This lesson explores a range of contrasting policy options. It is designed to help teachers engage their secondary students in consideration of this important international issue. The lesson includes: background reading (offering a brief summary of the U.S.-North Korean relationship from the close of World War II to the present); policy options (designed to help students think about divergent policy alternatives, each with pros and cons, risks and tradeoffs); and a lesson plan (offering a suggested lesson plan). Lists additional resources and related curriculum units. (BT)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, International Relations, Mass Media Use, Nuclear Weapons, Secondary Education, Social Studies
Brown University, Choices for the 21st Century Education Project, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street, Box 1970, Providence, RI 02912. Tel: 401-863-2809; Web site: http://www.choices.edu/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Brown Univ., Providence, RI. Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Inst. for International Studies.
Identifiers - Location: North Korea