Why is North Korea’s nuclear weapons program such a concern?
Third edition. February 2013.
With North Korea’s latest nuclear test and heightened tensions along the South Korean border, the eyes of the world are on the Korean Peninsula. In the curriculum Conflict on the Korean Peninsula: North Korea and the Nuclear Threat students explore the history of the conflict between North and South Korea and the development of North Korea’s nuclear program. With this historical understanding, students consider the issues surrounding the international response to the North Korean nuclear threat.
North Korea and the International CommunityStudents step into the shoes of delegates to the six-party talks to consider a variety of perspectives on this issue.
Four Options for U.S. Policy Towards North KoreaStudents consider four different options for U.S. policy towards North Korea. Ultimately, students construct a policy option rooted in their values and knowledge of the issue.
Additional reference material for added context and support.