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Exhausted South Korean infantry stretch during a lull in the fighting,
July 7, 1950. Photo: U.S. Army.
Source: D.M. Giangreco, War in Korea: 1950-1953 (Presidio Press).

Activities

Opener:

Interpreting Maps: Korea Before the War
  • Open the website: go.hrw.com and log in
  • Go to Chapter 25, section 4, p. 836
  • Complete the Geography Skills on Korea by answering the questions on location and place
  • Put your name in the answer box, type your response, print. Do this for each question.
Note: Please use this document if go.hrw.com is not accessible


History Doesn't Repeat Itself

Open document below and examine the politial cartoon, "History Doesn't Repeat Itself" using "I See/It Means"
  • Complete I See then Pair/Share response and revise as needed (track changes)
  • Complete It Means then Pair/Share response and revise as needed (track changes)
  • Write summary, highlight key terms - determine POV then Pair/Share response and revise if necessary
  • Full class discussion: check in with pairs on final analysis. Use track changes to add comments from discussion
  • Print cartoon and final analysis





U.S. General George MacArthur

Open document below and read the speech/quote from U.S. General George MacArthur using "I Say/It Means"

  • Complete I Say then Pair/Share response and revise as needed (track changes)
  • Complete It Means then Pair/Share response and revise as needed (track changes)
  • Write summary, highlight key terms - determine POV then Pair/Share summary and revise as needed
  • Full class discussion: Check in with pairs on final analysis. Use track changes to add comments from discussion
  • Print Quote, I Say/It Means and final analysis





President Truman Sends U.S. Forces to Korea

Think/Write Open the document below Read the document, mark up the text, and complete apparts chart in two-column note format. Pair/Share:

  • APPARTS--check content on the right-side of your notes
  • Revise as needed using track changes
  • Respond to comments, connections, questions, predictions and inference on the left-side of your notes
  • Use the internet to answer any questions or to investigate an issue in more depth
  • Revise as needed using track changes
  • Full class discussion: Key points of the document
Check for understanding: Think/Write:
How did President Truman use the power of the presidency to limit the spread of communism in East Asia?

Technology Skill

Highlighting and inserting comments in a word document

  1. Open the document
  2. Select from the the file menu: View.....Toolbars......Reviewing
  3. Click the highlighter icon to highlight key terms
  4. Place the cursor next to a word or phase in the document that you want to comment or revise
  5. Click the insert comment icon to write a comment or revision
  6. Use the highlighter and comment features to pair/share your paragraphs on Isolationism
  7. Print your paragraph with revisions - Be sure to include your name.


Map from an American magazine published 14th November 1950

  • Open the document below.
  • Read and analysis the map
  • Answer questions
  • Print your document - Be sure to include your name.



You be the judge: Write a persusavive paragraph(s) and decide if you think General Mac Arthur's decision to advance toward the Yalu River was justified and evaluate whether it changed the course of the Korean War. Support your answers with textual evidence.



Student Response System

Quiz on U.S. involvement in the Korean War with the use of the Quizdom student response system.