Introduction

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Korean American Ethnic Studies Curriculum
Lesson Features and Pages

Lesson 1: The Korean Diaspora and Korean Americans

 

​Lesson Features

  • TOPICS:  Korean Diaspora, Korean Americans

  • HISTORICAL TIME FRAME: 1880 - 1920

  • SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT: Oral History Analysis Presentation

  • EXTENSION: Web-Based Research Report

​Lesson Pages

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

​​Lesson 2: Early Korean Immigrants and the Legacy of Dosan Ahn Chang Ho

Lesson Features

  • NOTABLE KOREANS: Dosan Ahn Chang Ho (1878 - 1938)

  • TOPICS: Establishment of Koreatown, Pachappa Camp, Korean Independence Movement, California Citrus Industry

  • HISTORICAL TIME FRAME: 1900 -1940

  • SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT: Civic Engagement Report

Lesson Pages

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

Lesson 3: Immigrant Experiences of Korean Americans: The Sammy Lee Story

 

Lesson Features

  • TOPICS:  Immigration laws, Korean American immigrant experiences

  • HISTORICAL TIME FRAME: 1920 – 1950

  • NOTABLE KOREAN AMERICANS: Sammy Lee (1920 - 2016)

  • SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT: Comparison/Contrast Essay, Double-sided Timeline

  • EXTENSION: Literature

Lesson Pages

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Sammy Lee at the 1952 Olympics

(Source: Wikipedia)

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

Lesson 5: Young Oak Kim: Hero and Humanitarian
 

Lesson Features

  • TOPICS: World War II, Racism

  • HISTORICAL TIME FRAME: 1940 - 1990

  • NOTABLE KOREAN AMERICANS: Young Oak Kim (1919 - 2006)

  • SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENTS: ​Argumentative Essay, BioPoem

Lesson Pages

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Young Oak Kim in 1961.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Lesson 6: Aftermath of the Korean War and Korean Transnational Adoptions

 

Lesson Features

  • TOPICS: Korean War, Korean War orphans, Transnational adoptions

  • HISTORICAL TIME FRAME: 1950 -1970

  • SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT:​ Comparison/Contrast Essay

Lesson Pages

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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)

Lesson 7: Saigu: The 1992 LA Civil Unrest

 

Lesson Features 

  • TOPICS:  Saigu, 1992 LA Civil Unrest, justice and injustice

  • HISTORICAL TIME FRAME: 1990 - 2020

  • SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT: Causes/Effects Graphic Organizer

  • RESEARCH PROJECT

Lesson Pages

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

Lesson 8: Korean Popular Culture in the United States

 

Lesson Features

  • TOPICS:  Korean popular culture, K-pop, Minari, Notable Korean Americans

  • HISTORICAL TIME FRAME: 1990 - Present

  • SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT: Biographical Research Presentation,
    Memoir Essay

Lesson Pages

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Girls' Generation in September 2015.

(Source: Wikipedia)