The goal of the Korean War Legacy Project is to assist teachers, students, and the general public in understanding the origins and outcomes of the Korean War, the challenges that soldiers faced while fighting it, and its rich legacy promoting democracy and freedom in the world today. Offering a curated, annotated library of nearly 1,000 oral histories, over 2,500 video clips, and over 900 photos centering on the Korean War and its legacy, the Korean War Legacy Project invites classroom teachers, curriculum specialists, and pre-service teachers to submit a creative and engaging lesson plan that utilizes resources in the interview archive.
A total of four prizes will be given. One winner will be selected from each category: Elementary level (K-5), Middle level (6-8), and High level (9-12). One additional prize will be given for the best lesson written by a pre-service teacher. The deadline to submit a lesson plan for consideration in this competition is March 31, 2019.
Winners Will Receive
- $500 cash award
- Local press release recognizing the achievement
Guidelines And Instructions
- Eligibility: must be a classroom teacher, curriculum specialist, or pre-service teacher at the time of submission
- Lesson plan categories: Elementary level (K-5), Middle level (6-8), High School level (9-12)
- Only one entry per person is allowed
- Lessons should last between 1 and 3 class periods and follow this template
- Lessons must engage students in the KWLP Interview Archive in some way. This could include using the archive to:
- Research topics related to the Korean War
- Reflect on the experiences of veterans and/or the legacy of the Korean War
- Compare and contrast veteran experiences
- Connect veteran experiences to other wars in history
- Complete an inquiry on the Korean War or its legacy
- Teachers are encouraged to frame their lessons with a question and provide an opportunity for students to develop an evidence-based claim through their use of the Interview Archive.
- Click here to access the KWLP Interview Archive
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*Please note: All winning lesson plans become the property of the KWLP and may be featured on our website.