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Korea

Program Title: Geography and Society
EASC Code: KT-01
Series Title: Tune in Korea
Region/Country: Korea
Language: English
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Program Type: Documentary
Media Type: VHS
Director:
Producer: Asia Society
Release Date: 1999
Running Time:
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: "Using actual television footage, Tune in Korea follows a group of American teens as they explore the culture and geography of Korea. As the students on screen create a video project of Korea. As the students on screen create a video project on Korea, they share their experiences and insights, providing knowledge and perspective on a range of topics, including Korea's history, language, family life, customs, education, and belief systems as well as its place in the world. Viewers are given a close-up look at contemporary Korean fashion and fads through images both familiar and surprising. Furthermore, as students' video counterparts scratch beneath the cultural surface, the distinct history and traditions of Korea emerge. Ideal for grades 6-9, Tune in Korea can be shown in segments to support a series of lessons or viewed in one class session as a comprehensive introduction to Korea. Offering practical guidance for using the video in multiple ways, the corresponding teacher's Guide provides background essays, classroom activities, and readings related to the topics covered by the video."
Data Entry Date: 12/1/06