Determine how, and the extent to which, scientific and technological changes, transportation, and new forms of energy brought about massive social, economic, and cultural changes.

Learn about King Sejong Achievements
Understand Korean Writing System – Hangul

Anticipatory Set:
Prior to this lesson, students have been learning one greeting per week in Chinese, Korean, and Japanse. Using this, students will apply their new knowledge of Hangul reading and comprehension to characteristics of Hangul.

Student Activities:
Achievements of King Sejong
History of Hangul
Introducing Hangul Chart
Learn basic Vowels and Consonants
Review Greetings in Korean
Read Greeting in Hangul
Write own name using Hangul Chart on name tags

Each students hang their name tag on the wall and try to read together.

1) If a class has not learned Korean greetings, skip reading and writing and focus on King Sejong accomplishments, and treat Hangul as one of his accomplishments.

2) If students are interesting in Hangul writing, use https://gimite.net/roman2hangul/
This site will convert Romanized words into Hangul

1) View Video regarding Hangul- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TE4eplsFSms

2) Reading Assingments: “King Sejong the Great” by Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project, 2010. ISBN: 0-9779613-6-2.

Each group summarize the following chapter and lead discussion:
1. Chiphyonjon, the hall of scholars.
2. Development of Legal Institutions.
3. Reform of the Land Tax.
4. Music: A Joy to Share with the People.
5. Contribution to Medical Science.
6. Innovations in Printing.
7. Developments in Agriculture.
8. Astronomy and Inventions.
9. Scientific Progress in 15th Century Korea.
10. Invention of the Korean Alphabet

  • Natsuko Buurstra
  • Princeton High School
Related History Institute
Grade Level
  • High School: 10, 11
Time Frame
  • About 45 minutes

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