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The Best Sites For Learning About The Korean War (& Tensions Since Then, Too)

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'Found: Soviet Map of Korea' photo (c) 2010, Justin Cozart - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Next week is the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War.

Here are my choices for The Best Sites For Learning About The Korean War (and are accessible to English Language Learners):

Pearson has an “audio guided tour”
to the Korean War.

The Voice of America Special English has a program on the war — click on “MP3” to get audio support for the text.

CNN has a number of related videos.

“The Price Of Freedom: Americans At War” is a Smithsonian multimedia interactive on each war in United States’ history. Videos (with transcript), images and text are included.

“Remembering The Korean War, 60 Years Ago” is a series of images from The Boston Globe’s Big Picture.

Remembering The Korean War is a slideshow from The Wall Street Journal.

60 Years of Tensions is an interactive timeline from Radio Free Asia about the Korean War and its aftermath.

Tension In The Koreas is from The Boston Globe’s Big Picture.

AP Interactive: North Korea

North Korea: Tests and Threats is from CBS News.

North Korea’s Nuclear Program is a New York Times interactive.

The Defector is an interesting interactive where you play the role of someone trying to escape from that country.

Richard Byrne shares some useful videos
on his blog.

North Korea’s Nuclear Threat is an AP interactive.

North Korea v South Korea in figures – interactive is from The Guardian.

North Korea v South Korea: every incident mapped is from The Guardian.

Korean armistice’s 60th anniversary is a Washington Post slideshow.

Two Koreas is an Associated Press interactive.

The Korean War is from PBS.

Remembering the Korean War is a series of photos from The Atlantic.

Korean War: An Overview is from Scholastic.

The History Channel has some useful videos.

Here’s a Korean War StoryCorps recording.

Suggestions are welcome.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

2 Comments

  1. Thanks! I have a lot of Korean students and shouldn’t be so ignorant about the Korean war. Looking forward to checking out the websites.

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