Note: The overall objective of this guide is to have students use negotiating strategies to explore the issues separating North Korea and the United States. The following activities are designed to give them background and prepare them to negotiate.
Media literacy note: As with all issues, especially highly charged political conflicts, students must learn to be savvy and discriminating readers. No Web site can provide all the information a student needs to know, and teachers might encourage students to "interrogate" Web sites even as they are reading. Guiding questions as they work through these activities should be: What did you learn from this source? What didn't you learn from this source? Who sponsors this source? What bias might the sponsor have?
This teacher guide was developed by Simone Bloom Nathan of Media Education Consultants. It was written by Ellen Greenblatt, University High School, San Francisco. Advisors were Patricia Grimmer and Faith Rogow.