Geography Now! South Korea (ROK)

Its brother to the north may get most of the attention in the news, but South Korea is considered one of the Asian tiger nations. The country is home to numerous World Heritage sites, a booming tech industry, and is the fifth largest exporter in the world. A video resource introduces South Korea and its role on the world stage. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pair with an episode on North Korea and create a class discussion on the current status of the Korean peninsula
Classroom Considerations

  • Jokes about cognitive impairment, images of blackface, and a story of a child starving to death may be considered insensitive to some audiences
  • Video is the 92nd part in the Countries A-Z playlist
Pros

  • Narrator's parents are from Korea, and his observations add personal insight to the resource
  • Pictures and maps demonstrate geographic concepts
Cons

  • Ad interrupts streaming and is disruptive