The Korean War
Current Events & Pop Culture
Available to teachers only as part of the The Korean War Teacher Pass
The Korean War Teacher Pass includes:
- Assignments & Activities
- Reading Quizzes
- Current Events & Pop Culture articles
- Discussion & Essay Questions
- Challenges & Opportunities
- Related Readings in Literature & History
Sample of Current Events & Pop Culture
An American veteran of the Korean war was detained in North Korea while on his way to China as a tourist.
"Merrill Newman had been visiting the country as a tourist and was buckled into his seat on a plane bound for Beijing on Oct. 26 when two uniformed men boarded the plane and escorted him off the flight.
According to Newman’s son, authorities took his father into custody a day after he had spoken with North Korean officials about his time spent serving in the infantry during the war on the Korean Peninsula in the early 1950s."