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Studying Korea: Week 2

This week we finished our tour of the peninsula of Korea. I found several other websites to visit this week with the girls. This week we focused more on South Korea.


  • Talked about kimchi pots
  • Mapped the Yellow Sea and the capitals of Norht & South Korea and explored on our globe a little more



  • Talked about Korean currency – I put together a little info sheet with pictures of the current South Korean currency (you can print off a copy for yourself below if you would like)
  • Practiced Korean numbers


  • Made Korean beef tips (one of Daddy’s favorite meals)
  • Put our notebooks together with our Korean studies information
  • Marked our passports as having studied Korea


We are still reading aloud the book Archer’s Quest by Linda Sue Park (and I’m even interested to see how this is going to turn out!). Laurianna has continued reading Seesaw Girl by Linda Sue Park and McKenna LOVES the book Dear Juno by Soyung Pak.

What We’re Reading

Website Resources

Here is the document with the South Korean currency: Next week we will be starting a three week study of Japan … and I so need to get working on those lesson plans. I’ve started researching some things, but haven’t sat down long enough to put it all down (that’s usually my Friday afternoon and Sunday evening routine).


Korea Study: Week 1

We really are having a fun time this year with our geography study and learning together, which always makes it fun! We looked at North and South Korea this week, although the majority of our studies were focused on South Korea.  


  • located and mapped the Koreas
  • reviewed our Asia area song
  • colored the South Korean flag
  • independent reading {see carousel below} Laurianna is reading Seesaw Girl by Linda Sue Park and McKenna is reading Dear Juno by Soyung Pak. Together we are reading aloud the story Archer’s Quest (mainly so that I can moderate some of the content).


  • read about Bob Pierce (missionary)
  • did our Children Just Like me sheet
  • independent reading {see carousel below}


  • toured Korea via a kid’s website (links are below), and learned a little more about Buddhism and different Korean temples
  • tryied out orgami and making panda bear faces…a little something we didn’t have time to fit in last week.


  • talked about Buddhism
  • looked at different Korean temples

Web Resources

Here are some great links for Korea:

  • The Wedding of Kaz and Ilsu – this site documents the wedding of the site author (Kaz) and his trip to Korea for his wedding and honeymoon. There are some great photos on the site to look at various Korean temples and culture shots.
  • World Heritage Tour – provides 360 degree pics and views of different Korean temples and sites.
  • Our Place – pictures of the Sokkuram Groto and Pulguksa Temple.
  • Korea for Kids – has a virtual “tour” of South Korea and includes some fun printable activities for kids (Hahoe mask drama, acrostic poems and kimchi pots).
  • South Korea Unit Study – Knowledge Quest has some great ideas posted at this link for South Korea also.
Books We Used


Next week we are continuing on in South Korea by looking at Korean currency, Kimchi pots, Hahoe mask drama, making a yummy meal of beef tips and rice, and studying Korean numbers as well as making our own acrostic.