South Korea
Photos [downloadable for reports]
Maps & Flag [downloadable for reports]
The Land
  • Hi Seoul (Seoul Metropolitan Government) Seoul's city government website includes a "Top Picks" section listing best sights to see in the city as well as more general information for tourists and overviews of Seoul's history, infrastructure (housing, transportation, sports facilities, etc.), religions, sports, family life, and more.
  • National and Provincial Parks (Life in Korea) Brief descriptions and a number of photos for each of South Korea’s national parks.
  • South Korea (CIA World Factbook) Find up-to-date population figures and other statistics about South Korea at this website.
  • Weather ( Get the current weather conditions for Seoul and other cities in South Korea.
History and Government
  • Asian Historical Architecture View photographs of South Korea's many architectural treasures at this website.
  • 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 Korea, China, Manchuria, Mongolia, Russia, Japan, Europe, and the United States.
  • National Museum of Korea Click on "Cyber Galleries" to take a virtual stroll through the main galleries of Seoul's National Museum, including rooms of Buddhist statues, celadons and other pottery, prehistoric artifacts, period-style furnished rooms, and photography.
The People
  • PRB 2003 World Population Data Sheet (Population Reference Bureau).
    This annual statistics sheet provides a wealth of data on South Korea's population, birth and death rates, fertility rate, infant mortality rate, and other useful demographic information.
  • Korean Folk Village The official website of the popular Korean Folk Village presents details on traditional Korean homes, crafts, festivals, and more, as well as information on how to visit the village, located south of Seoul.
Cultural Life
  • Arts of Korea (The Metropolitan Museum of Art). View examples of Korean ceramics, metalwork, painting, and Buddhist sculpture.
  • Ho-Am Art Museum (Ho-Am Art Museum)
    Use on-line galleries and a virtual tour to take a peek at the collections and special exhibits of the Ho-Am Art Museum in Seoul. This museum houses a rich array of ceramics, calligraphy, paintings, Buddhist art, and more.
  • The Korea Herald Catch up on the latest news from South Korea in the on-line edition of this English-language newspaper published in Seoul.
  • South Korea Culture, History, and Religion (Granite School District, Salt Lake City, Utah) Lots of color photos illustrate information about South Korean culture and history as well as more general information about Buddhism and Confucianism.
  • World/Asia (Cable News Network. International: Asia.) This site provides current events and breaking news about North Korea, as well as a searchable archive of older articles.
The Economy
  • Country Briefings: South Korea ( Read the latest articles about the South Korean economy
  • The Full Universal Currency Converter ( Convert U.S. dollars to South Korean won.
  • Gateway to Korea (Korean Overseas Information Service) Check out information on South Korean business, arts, sports, national symbols, current events, and much more at this comprehensive site.
For More Information
Teacher Resources
  • Asia’s Global Influence ( A segment of this lesson plan, “Rich and Poor” Contrasts the different economic situations experienced by South Korea and North Korea. (grades 6-8)
  • Island in the Stream… of Conflict (The New York Times Teacher Connections) Lesson plan about an ongoing conflict between South Korea and Japan (grades 6-12)
  • 1949–1953 Korea (Cold War Educator’s Guide, Teacher resources about how the Korean War lead to the Cold War.
  • Korea Instructional Resources (Ask Asia) This K-12 resource of the Asia Society offers teaching resources such as lesson plans, links to school-to-school programs, and visual aids.
  • Korean War ( Lesson plan (grades 9–12)
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