- 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.
- 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
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
- 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
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