South Korean Culture

NCSS Standards:
I. Cultures and Cultural Diversity
II. Time, Continuity and Change
III. People, Places and Environments
V. Individuals, Groups and Institutions
VIII. Science, Technology and Society

Human Geography – Content Standard 3:
• The student will evaluate textual and visual evidence to analyze the components and regional variations of cultural patterns and processes.
• Assess the spatial dimensions of culture as defined by language, religion, race, ethnicity, and gender.
• Analyze and summarize the role the environment plays in determining a region’s culture.
• Explain the processes of cultural diffusion, acculturation, assimilation, and globalization regarding their impact on defining a region.
• Compare and contrast the world’s major cultural landscapes to analyze cultural differences, cultural identity, social mores and sets of beliefs which determine a sense of place.
• Summarize the impact of the world’s major religions of Buddhism, Christianity, Daoism, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism on modern societies.

World History:
Content Standard 6: The student will evaluate contemporary global issues and challenges.
Content Standard 3: Cite specific textual and visual evidence to describe the impact of ongoing cultural diffusion as a result of the development of mass communication, social media, transportation systems, and global trade.

Korean Values
Korean Education
Personal Appearance
Problems

Readings: Plastic Surgery
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/03/23/about-face

https://www.bloomberg.com/bw/articles/2013-10-10/plastic-surgery-lifts-south-korean-tourism

Readings: Education/Suicide
https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/12/south-korean-students-wracked-with-stress-201312884628494144.html

https://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1301/130116-suicide.html

https://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2015/04/15/393939759/the-all-work-no-play-culture-of-south-korean-education#

https://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20110625121600802

https://english.ohmynews.com/articleview/article_view.asp?at_code=390145

Image your Korea:
https://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/1071_Culture.jsp

https://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/south-korea-country-profile.html

Author
  • Tricia Strouhal
  • Moore High School
Related History Institute
Grade Level
  • High School: 9, 10, 11, 12

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