North Korea
Photos [downloadable for reports]
Maps & Flag [downloadable for reports]
Links
The Land
  • Geography of the Koreas (AskAsia.org) The landscape, climate, and natural resources of the Korea Peninsula are discussed.
  • North Korea (CIA World Factbook) Find up-to-date population figures and other statistics about North Korea at this website.
  • Weather (CNN.com) Get the current weather conditions for Pyongyang and other cities in North Korea.
History and Government
  • Korea DMZ @ Demilitarized Zone (Dept. of Tourism Policies) This site offers a wealth of information on the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea, from history and geography to wildlife.
  • Korea Yesterday (NASA’s Classroom of the Future) This Korean history website is illustrated with maps and photos.
  • Korean History Project An interactive multimedia electronic book, combining text, images, and sounds to reveal East Asian history and the complex relationships among North Korea, South Korea, China, Manchuria, Mongolia, Russia, Japan, Europe, and the United States.
  • National Museum of Korea (National Museum of Korea) Click on "Cyber Galleries" to take a virtual stroll through galleries displaying historic art objectd from the Korea Peninsula, including Buddhist statues, celadons and other pottery, prehistoric artifacts, period-style furnished rooms, and photography.
  • North Korea Special Collection (Center for Nonproliferation Studies) A wealth of information on North Korea’s nuclear program and the crisis, including maps and satellite photos
  • North Korea - Suspicious Minds, January 2003 (Frontline World/pbs.org) A synopsis of the BBC video filmed in North Korea, Suspicious Minds, plus abundant background facts and statistics, a map, and links to additional resources
  • Special Report: North Korea Nuclear Tension (CNN.com) View up-to-date news reports, background information about the nuclear arms issue in North Korea, and other features.
The People
  • PRB 2003 World Population Data Sheet (Population Reference Bureau). This annual statistics sheet provides a wealth of data on North Korea's population, birth and death rates, fertility rate, infant mortality rate, and other useful demographic information.
Cultural Life
  • Arts of Korea (The Metropolitan Museum of Art). View examples of Korean ceramics, metalwork, painting, and Buddhist sculpture.
  • Asian Historical Architecture View photographs of architectural sights in Kaesung and Pyongyang in North Korea at this website.
  • Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) The official news source of North Korea publishes articles often filled with propaganda, but they offer insight into the images the government and the KWP hope to project.
  • North Korea Today (Koreascope) News about North Korea
  • World/Asia (Cable News Network. CNN.com International: Asia.) This site provides current events and breaking news about North Korea, as well as a searchable archive of older articles.
The Economy
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Teacher Resources
  • Asia’s Global Influence (discoverySchool.com)
    A segment of this lesson plan, “Rich and Poor” contrasts the different economic situations experienced by South Korea and North Korea. (grades 6-8)
  • 1949–1953 Korea (Cold War Educator’s Guide, CNN.com) Teacher resources about how the Korean War lead to the Cold War
  • Korea Instructional Resources (Ask Asia) Teaching resources such as lesson plans, links to school-to-school programs, and visual aids from the Asian Society (grades K-12)
  • Korean War (DiscoverySchool.com) Lesson plan (grades 9–12)
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