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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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An, Sohyun; Suh, Yonghee – Social Studies, 2013
Framing history/social studies textbooks as a social construction designed to create a public memory of a national history and history of the Other, we investigated how U.S. history is represented in South Korea's social studies textbooks and what images and ideas of the United States are encouraged for South Korean students to take. To answer…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Textbook Evaluation, United States History
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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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Lin, Lin; Zhao, Yali; Ogawa, Masato; Hoge, John; Kim, Bok Young – Social Studies, 2009
This article examines how recent history textbooks from the United States, Japan, China, and South Korea present the Korean War. The comparative analysis focuses on four areas: the causes of the Korean War, American involvement in the war, Chinese involvement in the war, and the results of the war. Analysis of the central story lines reveals that…
Descriptors: Textbook Content, Textbooks, War, 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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Kang, Sunjoo – Social Studies, 2003
In this article, the author explores the conceptual framework of South Korea's high school world history curriculum, and the problems it has faced related to Eurocentrism and Sinocentrism. Through a description of the development of current and past curriculua, the author intends to make clear that in the traditional conceptual framework of Asia…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Historians, History Instruction, World History
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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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Schisgall, Jane; Farmer, Rod – Social Studies, 1984
Learning activities will help secondary students become aware of Korea as a separate entity in Asia, see Korea as a developing area of the modern world, and gain an appreciation for Korean traditions. (RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Korean Culture
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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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Lee, Sang-sup – Social Studies, 1988
Surveys Korean arts and literature of the last 2,000 years, discussing fine arts, performing arts, the Korean language, systems of transcribing Korean sounds, and the beginning of modern Korean literature. Provides an illustration of the Korean language phonetic system and a sampling of Sijo poems in English and Korean. (GEA)
Descriptors: Ancient History, Art History, Asian History, Cultural Influences
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