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The following lesson plans were designed by the Fulbright-Hays participants.

Topic
Description
Lesson Plan Developer
Art
- Political Propaganda Posters: North and South Korea Unification

In this lesson, students will learn to analyze conveyed messages of political propaganda by using videos, images, and articles. Students will demonstrate their understanding of this by creating their own North and South Korea Unification propaganda poster.

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Ivan Rosa
- Writing Systems: Creation of Hangul (Korean Alphabet) during the Joseon dynasty

In this lesson, students will learn the political, cultural, and social context of the creation of the Korean Alphabet (Hangul) during the Joseon dynasty and examine the characteristics, thematic content, and symbolism found in Hangul. Students will demonstrate their understanding of this by creating their own writing system.

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Alexandra Vervoordt
Business / Technology
- Creating a Travel Agency with Trips to South Korea: Travel Business Project-based Learning Plan
In this lesson, students will be situated in a goal-based scenario, by creating a travel agency with trips to Korea. By doing this, they will learn about Korean history and culture, along with the components needed to create and manage a travel agency.

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Mary Bonitatibus-Garrity
Language Arts
- Understanding the Difference between a Myth, a Legend, and a Folktale

In this lesson, students will learn different forms of traditional literature and understand difference between a myth, a legend, and a folktale by reading Korean folktales, myths, and legends. Students will demonstrate their understanding by determining each genre.

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Chelsea Olsen
- Determining Themes from Multiple sources (Multicultural Literature
In this lesson, students will learn about Korean culture from a story of Kongji and Patji and determine a theme or central idea in regards to what they know about Korean culture. Students will evaluate themes in both Cinderella and Korean stories.

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Samantha Kopp
- Fables
In this lesson, students will learn what a fable is. Students will define and identify the components of a fable from reading Korean fables. Students will determine the central idea of a fable that they read.

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Yeimi Vasquez
- Traditional Literature
In this lesson, students will learn the definition of traditional literature and its purpose. Students will analyze multiple examples of traditional literature from Korea and other cultures.

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Shanthia Williams
Science
- The Historical Development of Astronomy in Korea during and after the Reign of King Sejong
In this lesson, students will learn significant advances in astronomy made during and after King Sejongís reign during the Joseon dynasty period. Students not only will learn about the detailed operation of astronomical instruments, based upon functional features, but also the social and political context during King Sejong's reign, leading him to highly prioritize the advancement of Joseonís astronomical capabilities.

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James Kiamie
History
- The Korean War: Is It a Forgotten War?

In this lesson, students will learn about the history of the Korean War using hands-on activities. Students will discuss the causes of the war, its effects, and the United Statesí involvement. Students will reflect on a graphic novel on the Korean War, and engage in map activities to illustrate the progression of the Korean War.

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- See the accompanying material: Appendix F

Christina Clarry
- Colonialism and Cultural Assimilation Policies: Comparing Koreaís Experiences and Other Examples in World History

In this lesson, students will discuss what it is like to experience the pressure of cultural assimilation under colonialism. Students will read primary sources on Japanís cultural assimilation policies during its occupation of Korea between 1910 and 1945. Students will compare the Korean case with other colonial assimilation projects and resistance by occupied people at various moments in world history.

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- See the accompanying material: Appendix C

Sean Coogan
- Visions of Korea in Five Perspectives: Turmoil, Growth and Change

In this lesson, students will research significant social and political movements and events in modern Korean history, and share their findings through formal presentations. Students will engage in group work to investigate 5 main political events that highlighted the challenges and struggles the country faced during the 20th century.

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Scott Demeter
- The Gwangju Uprising and the Democratic Movements in South Korea during the 1980s

In this lesson, students will learn about a significant event in South Koreaís history of democracy, the 1980 Gwangju Uprising (also known as the May 18th Movement). Students will read and discuss various primary source materials including photos and citizensí narratives to explore the meaning of activism and engaged citizenship in democratic societies.

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Melissa Diaz




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