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Korean American Ethnic Studies Curriculum

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(in order of appearance on website)

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  • We are Korea Multinational Patriot Flag. (Photo courtesy of Onjena Yo, 2022)

  • Dosan Ahn Chang Ho in Los Angeles, CA. (Source: Wikipedia)

  • Sammy Lee at the 1952 Olympics (Source: Wikipedia)

  • Korea (dark red) within the Empire of Japan (light red) at its greatest extent in 1942. (Source: Wikipedia)

  • Young Oak Kim in 1961. (Source: Wikipedia)

  • With her brother on her back, a war weary Korean girl tiredly trudges by a stalled M-26 tank, at Haengju, Korea. 6/9/1951. (Source: Library of Congress)

  • Building burnt to the ground after the riots. (Source: Wikipedia)

  • Girls' Generation in September 2015. (Source: Wikipedia)


Lesson 1

  • Korean Flag. (Source: Asia Society)

  • American Flag. (Source: Wikipedia)

  • Song So-Hee performing Arirang. (Source: Wikipedia)


Lesson 2

  • Ahn Chang Ho, Kap Suk Cho, and other workers at an orange orchard in Riverside, CA, in early 1900s. (Source: Courtesy of Korean Heritage Library, University of Southern California)

  • Dosan Ahn Chang Ho picking oranges in Southern California circa 1910 (Source: Wikipedia)

  • “A Woman’s World: A History of Female Labor in Citrus Packinghouses” by Audrey Maier. Reprinted with permission from (


Lesson 3

  • Lee at the 1952 Olympics. (Source: Wikipedia)

  • Sammy Lee in costume and on a photographer's pony, circa 1928. (Source: Courtesy of Los Angeles Public Library)

  • U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signs the Immigration Act on the White House South Lawn along with appropriation bills for the Veterans Bureau. John J. Pershing is on the left. (Source: Wikipedia)


Lesson 4

  • March 1st Movement, circa 1919. (Source: Wikipedia)

  • Woodrow Wilson Portrait by Harris & Ewing, 1919. (Source: Wikipedia)

  • Protest poster encouraging a vote of YES on Alien Land Law, Proposition 1, circa 1913. (Source: Courtesy of Pioneering Punjabis Collection, University of California Davis)


Lesson 5

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Lesson 6

  • States and metropolitan cities in the world where Korean adoptees adopted.  (Source: Wikipedia)

  • Memorial to the "Forgotten War" of Korea with the insignias of the United States Uniformed Services ringed around it. (Source: Wikipedia)

  • Ri Kang Yong. (Source: Michael Rougier, “The Little Boy Who Wouldn’t Smile” Life (July 23, 1951); Ben Cosgrove, “’The Little Boy Who Wouldn’t Smile: A Story of the Korean War,” Time (July 24, 2014))

  • First Person Plural (Source: IMBD)


Lesson 7

  • Aftermath. (Source: From the film, SA-I-GU: From Korean Women's Perspectives, Center for Asian American Media)

  • A historic photograph of Korean Americans keeping watch over a store during the LA Riots of 1992. (Source: LA Times)​

  • Korean American Story. (Source: Logo of 

  • Building burnt to the ground after the riots. (Source: Wikipedia)

  • Young Kim is a South Korean-born American politician and businesswoman serving as the U.S. representative for California's 39th congressional district. (Source: Wikipedia)


Lesson 8

  • Psy performs "Gangnam Style" in Sydney in 2013. (Source: Wikipedia)

  • BTS, the Bangtan Boys, in 2019. (Source: Wikipedia)

  • Oenanthe javanica, commonly minari, Java waterdropwort, water celery, [water dropwort, Chinese celery, and Japanese (flat leaf) parsley. (Source: Wikipedia)

  • Fans queueing to buy BTS merchandise before a concert in Los Angeles in 2021. (Source: Wikipedia)

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