Geography Now! North Korea (DPRK)

Many know North Korea, or the DPRK, as the Hermit Kingdom thanks to its resistance to outsiders and rogue foreign policy. Its restrictive government controls life down to a list of approved haircuts. That said, its scenery is mountainous and beautiful, even if visitors rarely make it out of the capital. A video resource profiles the poorly understood Asian nation. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the video for background information for a current events discussion
Classroom Considerations

  • Famine images may be difficult for some viewers to see
  • Part 91 of a larger Countries A-Z playlist
Pros

  • Resource does a good job connecting Korea's history to current events
  • Images of little-seen areas in the DPNK intrigue young scholars
Cons

  • Ad mentioning a bikini wax interrupts streaming