Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: Korean War

Korean War

Christopher Kolakowski describes events that occurred in the Korean War and its significance today.

Description

MacArthur Memorial Director Christopher Kolakowski describes events that occurred in the Korean War and its significance today.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Explain how the Korean Peninsula was divided after WWII.
  • According to Christopher Kolakowski, why is the Korean War considered a watershed in some ways?
  • Describe the invasion of South Korea by North Korean forces at the Pusan Perimeter.
  • Explain Gen. MacArthur's strategy in response to North Korea's actions. What was the outcome?
  • Describe the events that occurred after Gen. MacArthur pushed U.N. troops north of the 38th parallel.
  • Explain the significance of assisting refugees in this area during this time.
  • Explain the circumstances that led to Pres. Truman removing Gen. MacArthur from command.
  • How was the conflict resolved?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • 38th Parallel
    • Armistice
    • Battle Of Chosin Reservoir
    • Communist
    • Gen. Douglas Macarthur
    • Geopolitical
    • Liberate
    • Pusan Perimeter
    • Pyongyang
    • Refugee
    • Seoul
    • United Nations Security Council
    • Watershed
    • Yalu River

    Topics

    Foreign PolicyU.S. HistoryWorld History

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity