Exploring and Teaching the Korean War

A secondary education publication of the Historical Association in partnership with the Korean War Legacy Foundation and World History Digital Education

Published: 30th June 2020

Exploring and Teaching the Korean War

The Korean War has been called ‘The Forgotten War’. Yet it was profoundly significant to the development of the Cold War. It had a cataclysmic impact on both North and South Korea which continues to affect both nations’ development to this day. And it continues to influence relationships between the USA and China – today’s global superpowers.

It deserves more of our attention. It deserves more of our teaching time. This publication aims to help all teachers to see its relevance to their curriculum and to explore and teach the Korean War and its legacy with confidence.

  • Section 1 provides authoritative subject updates from leading academics
  • Section 2 provides practical guidance on why and how you can introduce more teaching of the Korean War into your curriculum
  • Section 3 offers eight ready-to-teach enquiries for KS3, GCSE and A-level classes. These are supported with editable PowerPoints and Word documents downloadable from the online resources

Download the full publication: Exploring and Teaching the Korean War (PDF, 50MB)

The Historical Association Teacher Fellowship Programme

This publication is a joint publication from the Historical Association and the Korean War Legacy Foundation sponsored by the Korea Foundation. It grows out of a 6 month long Historical Association Teacher Fellowship Programme (funded by the Korean War Legacy Foundation). The programme recruited eight talented British teachers and exposed them to the latest academic research, through a residential conference followed by an intensive online programme (moderated by Ben Walsh). They engaged with cutting edge academic scholarship. Out of this they each created the classroom teaching resources contained in this publication.

Section 1: Subject knowledge updates

Section 2: Teaching Korean history in British schools

Section 4: Exploring the Korean War further

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