Life Inside North Korea

By now you’ve probably heard the news that North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Il died over the weekend. There are plenty of good news sources on the story, here’s CNN’s story, here’s the BBC’s story. CNN also has a biographical video about Kim Jong Il. But if you want to know more about what life is like inside North Korea, I have some resources that you can use in your classroom.

The BBC has a great set of fact sheets for every country in the world. Their Guide to North Korea is no exception to that pattern. Life Inside the North Korean Bubble is an article and fifteen minute video (viewing may be restricted in some areas) on daily life in North Korea.

Eight years ago Mike Wallace did a 60 Minutes story about life inside North Korea. You can see the video here or as embedded below.

CNN has a sixteen image captioned slideshow about life inside North Korea.

And here is a video of North Korea’s military on parade.

North Korea’s Military parade in Slow Motion from Dan Chung on Vimeo.

Snag Films has a three part documentary on North Korea.


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