South Korea Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

Do you need a simple and fun way to teach your students about the nation of South Korea? This lesson plan does the trick with the help of an engaging and informative text lesson. An activity reinforces key concepts.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • locate South Korea on a world globe
  • discuss the division of North and South Korea
  • list key characteristics of South Korean politics, economy, and culture


45 to 60 minutes

Curriculum Standards


Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.


Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.


Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.


Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).


  • An image showing the flag of South Korea
  • Paper copies of the text lesson South Korea Facts: Lesson for Kids
  • A world globe
  • A worksheet created using the quiz from the associated text lesson
  • White, black, red, and blue construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers

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