Queen Min

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The Empress Myeongseong is the focus of a lesson that asks class members to examine a historical record and a first-hand account of one of Korea's most intrepid and controversial women.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Assign groups different film and TV drama accounts of Empress Myeongseong's life, have them view these portrayals, and share their observations with the whole class

  • The discussion questions focus attention on how historical records can be influenced by invaders and observers
  • Links to other resources about the history of Korea and Queen Min are included

  • Additional information about Korean history and conflicts will be necessary