cks logo
menu bar

K-12 Teacher Workshop on Korean History and Culture: The Korean War, Past and Present

K-12 Teacher Workshop on Korean History and Culture: The Korean War, Past and Present

image from Pixabay

UCLA Center for Korean Studies and the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Los Angeles are proud to present this in-person workshop for K-12 educators to learn about 20th-century Korea and how to apply history, literature, and popular culture into their curricula. In recognition of the70th anniversary of the Korea-US Alliance, this workshop will look at the Korean War and its continued impact today. Participants will receive complimentary parking, refreshments and lunch, and resources for them to take back to their classrooms. Free but limited to the first 70 educators who register using the QR code on the flyer or on the CKS website.

Saturday, September 16, 2023
9:15 AM - 4:15 PM (Pacific Time)

314 Royce Hall
Los Angeles,

This workshop is for K-12 educators and school administrators. Advance registration is required as space is limited.


9:15       Check-in, coffee and pastries

9:30-10:10     Welcome remarks (Namhee Lee, UCLA)

Introductory presentation, "What Americans Need to Know About the Korean War" (Nadia Kim, Texas A&M University)

10:15-11:15   Session 1, Korean War: Past and Present (Namhee Lee, UCLA) 

11:30-12:30   Session 2, Korean War and Aftermath in Literature

            Section 1: Grades K-5  (Hyung-Wook Kim, UCLA)

            Section 2: Grades 6-12  (Youngju Ryu, University of Michigan)

12:30-1:45       Lunch (Korean food), sijo-writing contest

1:45-2:45         Session 3, Korean War and Aftermath in Films and Dramas (Jennifer Jung-Kim, UCLA)

 3:00-4:00     Session 4 Discussion: How to Incorporate Korea into K-12 Classrooms (moderated by Jennifer Jung-Kim, UCLA)

4:00-4:15       Group photo and closing remarks

Cost : Free but registration is required. Open only to K-12 educators.

Jennifer Jung-Kim

Click here to download the file.

Image for RSVP ButtonImage for Calendar ButtonImage for Calendar Button