Ahn-yong! And welcome to our Expedition Earth week on South Korea! We’re entering our 2nd country in Asia this week, and enjoying learning about
Did you know that the capitol of South Korea is Seoul? It is the capitol, and the largest city in the country with over 50 million people. The coastline of South Korea comprises 6,228 km. And there are nearly 3000 islands situated in the Yellow Sea and Korean Strait. South Korea is spread over 38,000 square miles. Hallasan, a former volcano standing at 1950 meters, is the highest altitude in South Korea. It is also ranked first in technology readiness, and it’s public transportation infrastructure is the world’s densest and also ranked best in the Northern Hemisphere!
This week we…
- Completed our Mapping Worksheet
- Learned the South Korean song
- Prayed for the country
- Learned how to say hello in Korean
- Learned about the flag and colored our worksheet
- Learned about children in S. Korea
- Learned about animals in S. Korea
- Made a jeweled crown
- Played Rock Paper Scissors “Kawi, bawi, bo”
- Completed our S. Korea mini-book
- Made Korean BBQ Beef
- Created a city animal habitat diorama
- And Stamped our passports!
We always locate the country in our atlas. We take turns giving mapping coordinates to each other, then the other person uses those coordinates to find the mystery location. It’s a fun and easy way to teach mapping skills!
Of course we added the South Korean flag to our passport…
The flag of South Korea has three parts: a white background; a red and blue taegeuk (“Yin and Yang“) in the centre; and four black trigrams, one in each corner of the flag.
The four trigrams represent the four Taoist philosophical ideas about the universe: harmony, symmetry, balance, circulation. The general design of the flag also derives from traditional use of the tri-color symbol (red, blue and yellow) by Koreans starting from the early era of Korean history.
Since South Korea is one of the largest cities in the country, we made a city animal habitat diorama. These come from the
We located the capital city of Seoul, as well as the Yellow Sea and learned about the basic language, religion, currency, and government in South Korea.
Or course we added our animals to our animal wall…
And made an animal mini-book for our lapbook.
We also learned how to write our names in Korean. This is Turbo’s.
We also added our South Korea mini-book to our world lapbook.
And after learning about this country, everyone made postcards. Sorry about my fingers, but my daughter likes to write our actual address on the post cards.
And that’s it for this week! If you want more fun ideas check out our South Korea Jeweled crown craft here!
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I love it! Because my daughter is preschool aged, I very rarely look into classroom teachings of older kids. But, the map intrigued me as I’m working to create her montessouri felt map. Thank you for sharing your activities! Super fantastic!
Can you tell me where you got the dioramas, or did you create them? Thanks!
The habitats are from a book called “Animal Habitats” by Scholastic 🙂
What a terrific unit! I was privileged to go to South Korea in April to visit our daughter who was serving in the Air Force, stationed there. It is a wonderful country, the people are friendly, the food is yummy, and the history is fascinating. I was impressed by the cleanliness and order I found there. All our children are grown now and I no longer homeschool, but there are times I sure miss it. Blessings to you and yours.
25.6 billion? I think the population may not be correct?
Oops, LOL! Thanks, I corrected it! Oooh, the difference that one little decimal can make 😉
PGA is playing the President’s Cup golf tournament there this week. If he’s interested in golf. I only know this because my husband loves golf and he was watching it last night.
Hey Erica wanted to know where you got the diorama for South Korea?
The City Habitat fold out came from the Animal Habitats book by Scholastic. I use it in my Expedition Earth curriculum: https://amzn.to/2qKhsvN