Korea
     
 
Publications

Spotlight Korea
Spotlight Korea is a non-profit organization founded to enhance the presence of Korean history, culture, and art in primary and secondary schools throughout the United States. Additionally, we seek to instill a stronger individual and community identity in Korean American children and to highlight the stories of Korean Americans. We aim to share, through East-West cultural dialogues, both the fascinating traditions of ancient Korea and the extraordinary vibrancy of modern Korea.  
  E-mail: info@spotlightkorea.org
Phone: 855-93KOREA [855-935-6732]
Address: The Korean American Project 3 Rye Ridge Plaza Suite 135 Rye Brook, New York, 10573
Website: http://spotlightkorea.org/
 


Korea Foundation
korea foundation
The mission of The Korea Foundation is to promote better understanding of Korea within the international community and to increase friendship and goodwill between Korea and the rest of the world through various exchange programs. (Article 1, Korea Foundation Act)
     



Education About Asia
This website provides resources for K-12 teachers, includes excellent film reviews, and helps educators locate audio-visual resources for teaching and learning about China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia.
  E-mail:bookorder@aasianst.org
Phone: (213) 333-9597
Website:www.aasianst.org
 


Korea: Lessons for High School Courses
 
Created by the Korea Society and recipient of Buchanan Award in 2000. It includes exceptional lessons on any number of topics: national treasures, the miracle on the Han, the Japanese occupation, the Korean War, South Koreans in the War in Vietnam, and women. The Korean War lessons could be included in United States history classes. Available for $12.00 from the Korea Society.  
     


KoreAm Journal
 
This journal is published monthly nationwide to provide a forum for English-speaking Korean Americans. It includes feature stories, poetry, fiction, artwork, and photographs. This journal is an essential and engaging resource for young Korean Americans. $28.00 per year.
 
  Address:KoreAm Journal, 17813 South Main Street #112, Gardena, CA. 90248
Phone:(310) 769-4913
 


Korean Girl and Boy Paper Dolls
By: Yuko Green | Dover publications
Dover publications has a series on paper dolls wearing traditional Korean costumes for very young children. The series includes paper dolls with traditional dress from Japan, China, India and Polynesia.
     


Korean Voices: Growing Up During a Time of Crisis
 
By: Korea Society
Created by the Korea Society for middle school students. Includes nineteen lessons and questions for Sook Nyul Choi’s Year of Impossible Goodbyes and Richard Kim’s Lost Names. Download from the Korea Society’s website.
     


Koreana: Korean Art and Culture
 
By: Korea Foundation
A fascinating quarterly journal published by the Korea Foundation. Beautiful photographs. Includes articles on Korea past and present. Provides on-line abstracts of articles and accompanying photographs at http://www.kf.or.kr/koreafocus. For subscriptions write The Korea Foundation, C.P.O. Box 2147, Seoul, Korea. Free copies may be obtained from the Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
  Website:http://www.koreana.or.kr/  


Learning from Asian Art: Korea
An exceptional teaching resource. Educators who know little about Korea can be confident in adopting the lessons with minimal preparation time. Teachers of all levels will be able to adapt these materials for their specific needs. Beautiful photographs and slides inspire assignments and research in art, history and language arts classes. The kit contains a resource book, a sizable map of Korea, a helpful comparative time line, twenty photographs, ten image cards and sixteen slides that include images of clay roof tiles, Buddhist sculpture, ceramics, folk art, furniture and screens from the 7th century to the work of a contemporary Korean artist. The resource book provides accurate and clear historical information, group activities and research ideas related to every art object. Creative projects, such as making 3-D dragons, clay tiles, scroll paintings and treasure boxes, are included with every photograph. The book also includes “looking questions,” a helpful glossary, a bibliography and Internet sites that provide more images of Korean art located in Asian and American museums.
This outstanding resource is available from the Philadelphia Art Museum’s museum shop at www.philamuseum.org. for $39.95.
 
     


Learning from Asian Art: Korea
 
An exceptional teaching resource. Educators who know little about Korea can be confident in adopting the lessons with minimal preparation time. Teachers of all levels will be able to adapt these materials for their specific needs. Beautiful photographs and slides inspire assignments and research in art, history and language arts classes. The kit contains a resource book, a sizable map of Korea, a helpful comparative time line, twenty photographs, ten image cards and sixteen slides that include images of clay roof tiles, Buddhist sculpture, ceramics, folk art, furniture and screens from the 7th century to the work of a contemporary Korean artist. The resource book provides accurate and clear historical information, group activities and research ideas related to every art object. Creative projects, such as making 3-D dragons, clay tiles, scroll paintings and treasure boxes, are included with every photograph. The book also includes “looking questions,” a helpful glossary, a bibliography and Internet sites that provide more images of Korean art located in Asian and American museums.
This outstanding resource is available from the Philadelphia Art Museum’s museum shop at www.philamuseum.org. for $39.95.
 
     


Silla Korea and the Silk Road: Golden Age, Golden Threads
 
2006
This lesson book is an outstanding newly published resource for high school world history, geography and Asian studies classes. Maps, timelines, and descriptions of the Silk Road rarely show Korea’s integral involvement in Silk Road trade or the transmission of Silk Road ideas and goods from Korea to Japan. The overall purpose of this carefully researched lesson book is to expand the view of the Silk Road and of international trade found in most world history textbook and classes. Silla shows an Eastern instead of a Western view of Silk Road trade and deals with a time period that produced one of the world’s “Golden Ages.” The lesson also provides material for a debate on whether or not Silla benefited from the international connections along the Silk Road. Students may come to understand that some of the issues of globalization that we face today were also present for past cultures as well. This is available for $20 from The Korea Society on this page.
 
     


U.S.-South Korean Relations
 
By: SPICE/Stanford
This curriculum unit introduces students to the four core pillars of the U.S.-South Korean alliance: democracy, economic prosperity, security, and socio-cultural interaction. Through their study of these pillars, students develop an understanding of the nature and history of this longstanding relationship. Softcover. $44.95. It includes a CD-ROM of images and PowerPoint presentation. Very suitable for U.S. history, Asian Studies, Economics, and Government classes.
 
     


Uncovering North Korea
 
By: SPICE/Stanford
This is a complete unit of study for secondary and community college students. “North Korea remains one of the most misunderstood and misrepresented countries in the United States. “Uncovering North Korea” seeks to fill this gap and strives to bring more accurate information and objectivity to the study of North Korea. Softcover $69.95. Includes a CD-ROM; DVD “A State of Mind.” See SPICE.Stanford.edu/catalogue