We’ve moved onto Korea in our Asian culture studies. Many books about Korea have made their way into our morning book basket, but we love to add video to the learning. Usually in the afternoon, we watch videos and/or documentaries and pair that with hands on projects (like cooking… Kimchi here we come!!).
I have not watched all these videos yet, but they made it on my list when I was doing the research for this unit.
I also am pretty liberal about what my kiddo can watch, and she’s 11, so some of these options may not be appropriate for younger kids, and if language (or alcohol) is an issue in your family, make sure you pre-watch Parts Unkown or skip it all together, (though he always does such a great job of showing the culture from a non touristy point of view).
Homeschool Culture Study Korea ~ Videos
Departures: S3 Episode 12 and 13 (Netflix*) (Season 1 is included in Amazon Prime)
Parts Unknown: S5 Ep 1 (Amazon and Netflix)
No Reservations: S2 E11
The Lovers and The Despots (Netflix)
Songs from the North (Netflix)
Globe Trekker South Korea (Youtube)
Bizarre Foods Seoul South Korea S2 Ep 26
Great Big Story (many many wonderful videos)
My Life in North Korea vs. South Korea by Jacob Laukaitis~ This is a very interesting video (and channel) a young man who travels extensively compares his life/visit in North vs. South Korea. Well told, and put together video, and very telling of the differences. He’s got a couple other Korea related videos that are good too!
There’s our list so far. We seem to find more as we dig deeper, but we’re starting here. If you have a great video related to Korea, definitely share it with me. You can find me in my private group for secular, relaxed-eclectic homeschoolers with older kids on Facebook. 🙂
* All videos marked as Netflix were on Netflix at the time of this writing, however, Netflix changes their programming often. I can’t guarantee it will be there when you read this. Sorry.