What Should the US Do About North Korea's Nuclear Weapons?

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North Korea, a shadowy nation distrustful of America, is working on a nuclear weapons program. What should the United States do? The question has plagued American presidents for years, but now young scholars get to make their recommendations on this prickly policy decision. A reading that outlines the background on the conflict and various scenarios, with included activities, help learners evaluate the options for the president.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Engage in a debate over America's foreign policy options using the role-play activity
  • Using reading to stimulate discussion about North Korea's nuclear weapons program
Classroom Considerations
  • Because the resource is from 2018, it may require some updating 
Pros
  • Role play is engaging and develops critical thinking skills
  • Resource offers background on an issue relevant to today
Cons
  • A passage offering key instructions cuts off
  • Some referenced materials are not included in the resource