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Barrow, Elizabeth; Ford, Evelyn Alex – Social Studies, 2019
Teaching controversial issues can be challenging for any teacher, but especially so when the teacher is a cultural outsider. In this article, we provide a snapshot of one social studies educator's experiences teaching about two hotly contested elections--the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the 2017 Korean special election--to middle school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Workers, Middle School Teachers, History Instruction
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An, Sohyun; Kim, Myung Jung; Delacruz, Stacy – Social Studies, 2014
The study begins with the premise of the critical need of increased understanding of others in our global times. Given the intensive and extensive, and often complicated and controversial relations between the United States and South Korea in its modern history, it is critical for South Korean youth to build a more accurate understanding of their…
Descriptors: United States History, Questionnaires, Focus Groups, Interviews
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Choi, Jungsoon – Social Studies, 2010
South Korean society is in transition toward a multicultural society. Integrating multicultural education into current citizenship education is challenging for the society. Historically, many national tragedies have created the unique characteristics of what being Korean means. South Korean social studies curriculum emphasized that Korea is a…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Korean Culture, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries
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Krebs, Marjori M. – Social Studies, 2009
The Korean War is often given a cursory glance, if that, in U.S. foreign relations today. This article provides all the information necessary to conduct a role-play in one class period to help students understand the events of the war. Introductory and follow-up questions are also included to stimulate discussion and to connect the events of a war…
Descriptors: Role Playing, War, Foreign Countries, Social Studies
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Sandmann, Alexa – Social Studies, 2004
The topic of immigration is frequently taught in middle school classrooms as part of the history of America, for this country is indeed a "land of immigrants." Special emphasis is usually given to immigration that occurred a century or more ago, but contemporary immigration may prove to be a more compelling way to view this concept.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Individual Development, Cultural Awareness
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Kaltsounis, Theodore; Shin, Se Ho – Social Studies, 1988
Surveys South Korea's continuing democratization and economic success, characterizing the country as a source of inspiration for the growth of other developing nations. Assesses the forces behind the country's economic progress and the effects of U.S. influence, suggesting what might be taught in U.S. schools regarding South Korea. (GEA)
Descriptors: Economic Change, Economic Development, Economic Progress, Economics Education
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Park, Young-Han – Social Studies, 1988
Briefly surveys the geography of both North and South Korea, examining mountain ranges, rivers, soil, and climate. Also discusses the economic activities of South Korea, including industrialization, transportation, population, and the urban system. Provides a map of the Korean peninsula and a table of land area and population by province. (GEA)
Descriptors: Climate, Economic Climate, Economics Education, Foreign Countries
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Lee, John-hee – Social Studies, 1988
Traces the history of Korea from ancient times to the present, discussing the Koryo and Choson Kingdoms, the development of the Republic of Korea, and efforts to unite the country. Examines Korean cultural creativity, the development of new schools of thought, and reforms under Chong Yag-yong, a prominent eighteenth- and nineteenth-century…
Descriptors: Ancient History, Asian History, Cultural Background, Cultural Traits
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Ihm, Chon-Sun – Social Studies, 1988
Examines South Korea's economic development from being one of the poorest nations in the world in the 1950s to becoming a "rising giant" in international trade. Surveys the path to growth, the reasons for success, and problems and new challenges facing the country as it seeks developed nation status. (GEA)
Descriptors: Economic Development, Economic Progress, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society)
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Van Decar, Patricia – Social Studies, 1988
Presents ideas for teaching elementary school students about Korea by introducing them to the country's folktales, clothing, art, music, and food. Includes a folktale adapted as a play and suggestions for teaching about traditional costumes, folk dances, music, and masks, as well as Korean mealtime and table manners. (GEA)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Art, Class Activities, Clothing
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Shin, Se Ho – Social Studies, 1988
Examines projections about the future of Korea, predicting a highly diversified society built upon industrialization and moving toward an information society. Discusses the growing middle class and its societal implications and considers the effects of the country's increasing democratization. (GEA)
Descriptors: Asian History, Economic Progress, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society)
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Eoh, Myung-Ha – Social Studies, 1999
Discusses the importance of democratic citizenship education in Korea. Highlights the forces enhancing democratic citizenship education especially the role of the nongovernmental organizations and the Korean Educational Developmental Institute. Considers the various forces inhibiting democratic citizenship education, such as corruption in the…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democracy, Democratic Values, Educational Change
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Shin, Eui-Kyung – Social Studies, 2001
Believes that students should learn about cultural similarities as opposed to differences to help them understand the connections among the cultures of the world. Provides practical suggestions for meaningful learning experiences focusing on cultural similarities using children's literature, proverbs, a venn diagram, and real-life examples. (CMK)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism
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McGee, Tim; Bellis, David – Social Studies, 2000
Stresses three reasons for teaching about Korea and its people in the United States: (1) Korea's potential assistance in solving environmental issues; (2) the role of Korea in promoting world peace; and (3) the economic potential of Korea. Discusses resources for teaching about Korea and provides an appendix with Internet sites on Korea. (CMK)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Priest, Quinton – Social Studies, 1994
Asserts that South Korea can be an excellent subject for an effective unit on history, economic development, critical thinking skills, and cross-cultural understanding. Provides background information and a list of teacher resources for planning a unit on South Korea. (CFR)
Descriptors: Asian History, Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Development, Economic Development
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