Activities and Answers for North Korea

Language Arts

  • Read about the famine in North Korea from this PBS report. What is the issue with South Korea? South Korea is worried that the food will go to the North Korean army. Here is more North Korea famine information.

Social Studies

  • Read the North Korea News published in South Korea. What did you learn? Answers will vary.
  • Visit CNN and find out what other problems North Korea has. They are also running out of medicine. Look at this page to see pictures of North Korea. What is one of their staple crops? Corn
  • Visit Atlapedia: North Korea and read about the climate. How does it compare to your country? It has severe cold winters and warm summers.
  • Visit Atlapedia's maps of North Korea and the CIA's map of North Korea. What is the capital? P'Yongyang What countries surround it? China and South Korea What is the land like? mountainous and it is a peninsula What bodies of water border it and where? Korea Bay to the west, Yellow Sea to the southwest, Sea of Japan to the east Look at this East Asia map. Where is North Korea in relation to Japan? just a bit west How do you think this affected Japan's influence in Korea? Answers will vary. See the previous question for more historical information. It is interesting that the country was split to make the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII easier.
  • Visit Handbook on North Korea for more information. I didn't use this site because it is based in South Korea and slow!


  • Visit Atlapedia North Korea and look at the transportation. How many km of railroads are there? 8,533 km How many km of roads? 23,000 km What is the total km of roads and railroads? 31,533 km


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