Tuesday, October 16, 2012

South Korea

We spent a little over a week learning all about South Korea with our Expedition Earth curriculum as our guide. I found many books at the library, a couple of DVDs, poetry, music, artwork and more -- making for a great week!

Holly really enjoyed the video on South Korea best. She learned about female divers who dive for sea creatures to sell.... only women do this, a career they've had their entire lives. The gals they interviewed were in their 50's and 60's. Pretty cool!!! The changing face of South Korea, new technologies and world influences however are causing the new generation to not follow their families paths in careers as history had once dictated, including this one. This generation will most likely be the last to continue this tradition/career, one of many dying careers.

The weeks work included reading up on South Korea and a small discussion on North Korea (the best we could for her age), making some various art work, a fan, learning about their culture, listening to some music, animals of the region, map work and writing. Another fun week... we are now off to Japan!

1 comment:

  1. So cool! Did you have some Korean food?

    I had to look up 호랑 가시 나무. I was thinking "tiger... thorn... tree?" I found one site that says "Thorn tree leaves have teeth like a tiger." That totally makes sense.

    I have a set of three of those fans, in graduated sizes, hanging up on the wall just inside our front door. Fun.