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China's Entry into the Korean War: Conflicting Accounts

Description: In the immediate aftermath of World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union jockeyed for influence in northeast Asia. In the longstanding civil war which had racked China for years, the Soviet-backed Communist Chinese, led by Mao Zedong, made huge advances and finally drove the US-backed Nationalist Chinese into exile on Taiwan in 1949. Meanwhile, the Korean peninsula was divided at the 38th parallel. With the support of the Soviet Union, North Korea became a Communist nation led by Kim Il Sung, while South Korea established a pro-Western government allied with the United States. This lesson examines one of the critical pieces of communication during the negotiations between Mao and Stalin, a telegram which Mao sent to Stalin on October 2, 1950. There are two versions of it, one from the Russian archives and another from the Chinese archives, providing a great object lesson in the need to evaluate sources. The differences between the versions will give you a chance to use your detective skills to try to figure out which version is more reliable. Standard 11.9.3

Author: National History Day

Lesson ID: 208

Korean War

Description: After studying the facts of the Korean War in this lesson, students set up to interview Korean War veterans in their local area and record their stories. Students make a display or presentation to share what they learned with others. Standard 11.9.3

Author: Lara Maupin, Thomas Jefferson H.S. for Science and Technology

Lesson ID: 624

On the Brink of a Mountain: Investigating the Division of North and South Korea and the Possibility of Reunification

Description: Through this New York Times lesson, examine the long range aftermath of the Korean War. Investigate the causes of the division of the Korean penninsula, the consequences for the society and the economy, and the possibility of future unification as the 50th Anniverary of the Korean War draws near. Standard 11.9.3

Author: Sharon Ogden, The New York Times Learning Network, Debbie Branker Harrod, The Bank Street College of Education in New York City

Lesson ID: 775

Truman, MacArthur, and the Korean War

Description: In the United States, civilians control the military. The U.S. Constitution makes the president the commander in chief of the military. Civilians head the U.S. Department of Defense and the individual service branches. Congress makes the armed-forces budget and conducts investigations and makes recommendations on military issues. Civilian courts review military judicial actions. This civilian control has sometimes been tested. The Truman-MacArthur confrontation was perhaps its greatest test. Another was the Vietnam War. Many military leaders felt hampered by restrictions placed on them by the president and civilians in the Defense Department. But although they grumbled, they did not challenge civilian control. After reading this Constitutional Rgiths Foundation article, examine the value of civilian control of the military. Make a list of the pros of civilian control of the military. Make a list of the cons of it. Evaluate the costs and benefits of this arrangement. Prepare to report to the class. Standards 11.9.3, 12.4.1, 12.4.4, 12.7.8, and 12.10

Author: Bill of Rights in Action, Constitutional Rights Foundation

Lesson ID: 1138

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