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Chapter 24.3 The Koreas: A Divided Land

Objectives

  1. Understand why North Korea has been slow to develop.
  2. Find out how South Korea became an economic success.
  3. Learn how to identify contrasts to examine differences in information.

North Korea: Economic Challenges

Guided Instruction

  1. Rally Read: North Korea: Economic Challenges (pp. 728-29)

Guided Practice

Rally Swap: North Korea: Economic Challenges

Circulate around the room as students work to provide correction and guidance as needed.

  1. What is the general state of the North Korean economy? It is in poor shape because its factories produce poor-quality goods and little has been done to diversify.
  2. How have outdated farming methods affected the land and people of North Korea? Burning hillsides to prepare for planting crops caused good soil to be washed away by rain, leaving fields unable to be farmed. This led to a famine in North Korea, which officials estimate killed about 220,000 people between 1995 and 1998.

Independent Practice

Graphic Organizer: North and South Korea

Word Document

Students should start to fill in the side for North Korea with information they've just learned.

South Korea: Economic Growth

Guided Instruction

  1. Paragraph Shrinking: South Korea: Economic Growth (p. 730)

Guided Practice

Rally Swap: South Korea: Economic Growth

Circulate around the room as students work to provide correction and guidance as needed.

  1. How has the South Korean economy developed between World War II and the present? After World War II, the country focused on making cloth and processed foods. Later it developed heavy industry; today it is a leader in shipbuilding and electronics. It also has large oil refineries.
  2. How do you think South Korea's government and economic structures have contributed to its economic success? Possible answers: having a democratic government and a free enterprise economic system enables people to sell and buy more goods, which contributes to a successful economy.

Independent Practice

Graphic Organizer: North and South Korea

Word Document

Students should start to fill in the side for South Korea with information they've just learned.

Country Profile: Focus on Economics

Guided Instruction

  1. Silent Structured Reading: Country Profile: Focus on Economics (p. 731)

Guided Practice

Pose the following questions to the students and allow them fifteen to thirty seconds to think about their answer without raising their hands or speaking. Then call on a student at random to answer the question before discussing it as a class.

  1. Think-Share: Using the map, name at least three natural resources that are found in North Korea but not South Korea. Possible answers: gold, silver, iron, and lead.
  2. Think-Share: Based on your reading and the graph at the left, discuss the differences between the economies of North and South Korea. North Korea is rich in natural resources, but its communist system has hindered its economic growth; South Korea does not have a communist system, and its economic system has grown rapidly.

Independent Practice

Venn Diagram: Natural Resources of Korea

As students fill in the graphic organizer, circulate to offer help and correction as needed.

Have each student create a Venn Diagram with two large, overlapping ovals that take up the entire page. Title the left oval “North Korean Resources” and the right oval “South Korean Resources”. Using the map on p. 731, place each resource in the left, right, or middle of the diagram.

Years of Tension

Guided Instruction

  1. Cloze Read: Years of Tension (pp. 731-32)

Guided Practice

  1. Think-Pair-Share: How did North Korea's announcement in 2002 affect South Korea and the world? North Korea's leaders announced that the country had been developing nuclear weapons, which damaged hopes for peace with South Korea and caused great concern worldwide.

Independent Practice

Graphic Organizer: North and South Korea

Word Document

Students should finish both sides of the organizer based on the information they've just learned.

Assessment

Chapter 24.3 Open Book Quiz

  1. What are three differences between North and South Korea?
  2. What kind of government and economy does South Korea have?
  3. What are some reasons for South Korea's economic success?
  4. What kind of government and economy does North Korea have?
  5. Why has North Korea's economy lagged behind South Korea's?
  6. What event seemed to point to better relations between North Korea and South Korea?
  7. What was the effect of North Korea's announcement that it was developing nuclear weapons?
  8. What did President Bush mean when he said the United States wanted all Koreans to “live in the light”?
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