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    Korea | Teacher Resources

    Korea | Resources for Teachers

    If you are an educator teaching about Korea, these featured resources are designed for you. The websites linked below offer informative primary sources, organized curriculums, and other classroom materials aimed at bringing Korean history, art, and culture into the classroom. In addition to the resources featured here, our Resources for Teachers page includes more generalized resources on East Asia as well as resource pages designated to specific East Asian countries (China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan). You can also find many other online materials listed on The National Consortium for Teaching About Asia's website. Be sure to also visit NCTA's Partner Sites, who provide excellent content on East Asia for K-12 educators.

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     Korean Art and Culture: A Teacher’s Sourcebook – Peabody Essex Museum

    This .pdf document is a fantastic resource for art, art history, and religious studies teachers who want to bring Korean culture into their classroom. Korean Art and Culture: A Teacher's Sourcebook features the Korean Art Collection of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts and contains vibrant images and informative essays about the collection. This enlightening sourcebook details many diverse forms of Korean art and whether it be paper crafts, embroidery, or pottery, you will be sure to learn something new! Also included in this resource is a glossary of symbols that are abundant in Korean art. The Peabody Essex Museum has much to offer and will inspire you to share Korean art, culture, and history with your students. 

    Educational Resources | The Korea Societythe korea society

    The Korea Society is a private, nonprofit organization that is dedicated to the promotion of greater awareness, understanding, and cooperation between the people of the United States and Korea. On their site they have a vast collection of resources for teachers that include: readings with background context for getting to know Korea, multiple engaging pdf documents that cover topics from the Silla Dynasty to the Korean War, and a large collection of lesson plans that contain all the information necessary for crafting dynamic and effective lessons. Educational resources from The Korea Society are free to use and make it easy to center Korea in your classroom.

    korean flagResources for Korean Language Teachers | STARTALK

    STARTALK is a federal grant program funded by the National Security Agency and administered by the National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland which provides resources for foreign language teachers, supports student language learning, and cultivates instructional materials for less commonly taught languages in the United States. On their site, STARTALK provides model and sample curricula free for K-16 Korean language educators to use. These curricula provide downloadable, student-centered lesson plans on topics such as animals, personal identity, travel, etc. If you're a Korean language educator or student, check out STARTALK's engaging resources!



    Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the need for online resources has never been greater. The ARNCTA is committed to facilitating teaching and learning about East Asia in elementary and secondary schools nationwide. As we extend our digital presence in 2021, ARNCTA will be developing original resources for teachers. For more information about COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines, please visit the CDC's website

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