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Korean

History
Alphabet
The Korean alphabet has 24 Consonants and Vowel letter
and is commonly known as Hangul. The Hungul was
created under King Sejong during the Chosen Dynasty.
The Hangul is considered to be one of the most efficient
alphabets in the world. The first Korean alphabet was
declared under the original name Hunmin Chong-um,
which also means the correct sounds for the instruction
of the people,
Korean Presidents

Park Chung-hee 1963-1979


Choi Kyu-hah 1979-1980
Chun Doo-hwan 1980-1988
Roh Tae-woo 1988-1993
Kim Young-sam 1993-1998
Kim Dae-jung 1998-2003
Roh Moo-hyun 2003-2008
Lee Myung-bak 2008-2013
Park Geun-hye 2012-present
Three Kingdoms of Korea
Korea was divided into three kingdoms the Goguryeo,
Baekje, and Silla. Goguryeo was the largest of the three
kingdoms. Baekje controlled most of the western Korean
Peninsula. Silla, which was renamed from Saro occupied
the lands south of Pyongyang.
Goguryeo 37 BC668 AD
Baekje 18 BC660 AD
Silla 57 BC935 AD
School Life
Primary 1st-6th Grade
Curriculum
Grades 1-2
Reading writing, and speaking in Korean
Grades 3-6
Korean (listening, speaking, reading, writing)
English
Moral Education
Social Studies
Mathematics
Science
Art/ Practical Arts
Music
Physical Education

Middle School 7th-9th Grade


Curriculum
Korean
Algebra
Geometry
English
Social Studies
Science
Music
Art
Physical Education
Korean History
Ethics
Home Economics
Technology
Hanja

High School 10th-12th Grade


In high school in Korea the focus is more on testing
and getting ready/prepared for college. It is normal for a
high school student in Korea to leave home at 5 in the
morning and not return home till late at night. It is
expected for student to spend most of their time
studying. The main goal for high school students in Korea
is to get into Seoul National University.
Korean
Culture
Holidays
The major holidays in Korea consist of Korean New
Years and Korean Thanksgiving. In Korea they go by a
Lunar Calendar, which means every year the holidays fall
on different dates.

Korean New years (February 19 this year)

Korean Thanksgiving (September 27 this year)


Landmarks
The three landmarks Gyeongbokgung palace,
Myeoungdong, and N Seoul Tower are famous landmarks
in Korea. The Gyeongbokgung palace a piece of ancient
history, which was the home of the kings of Joseon
dynasty. Myeongdong is Seouls main shopping region. N
Seoul Tower is an observation tower, which marks the
highest point in Seoul.

Gyeongbokgung palace (built in 1395 located in


Northern Seoul, South Korea)

Myeongdong
N Seoul Tower (Observation tower located in Central
Seoul, South Korea)

Tradition
One of the main traditions in Korea consists of
clothing. In Korea Hanbok is a traditional Korean dress
worn during traditional festivals and celebrations. Another
main tradition is called the Ganggangsullae. The
ganggangsullae is a traditional dance that is danced
during the Korean Thanksgiving.

Clothing (Hanbok)
Dance (Ganggangsullae)
Korea

Multicultural Lesson Plan and Unit


EDU 280
Yaeeun Park
Lety Ibarra