Bring culture alive to your students! Free to use, the Korea Kits are sets of materials to explore aspects of Korean life, culture, and history available to educators anywhere in the continental United States. The Korea Kits cover four broad themes (see detailed descriptions below) in a treasure box of cultural artifacts, books, DVDs, CDs, and images that students can see, touch, hear, and explore.
"The diverse collection of books, cultural objects and DVDs is second to none. Our appreciation of all things Korean has been overwhelmingly enlarged."-L. Paek, Leonard, TX
The Nam Center for Korean Studies also has additional print materials, CDs, and DVDs that may be useful for K-14 audiences. In response to the various needs of educators and parents, individuals may also create a "custom kit" from these available items. Please e-mail the Korea Kit coordinator to discuss your specific needs.
Customs & Traditions
A variety of books, A/V materials and cultural artifacts to bring the customs and traditions of Korea alive! Learn about Korean Thanksgiving and how to celebrate Korean Lunar New Years’ in your own classroom.
History and Contemporary Society
Books, DVDs and other materials to support in-depth learning about Korean history and society.
Food, Art & Music
Korean food, art, and music make up the soul of the Korean people. Learn what principles make up the Korean table, and use enclosed recipes to savor the unique tastes of Korea. View Korean fine arts, such as ceramics and painting, and listen to the sounds of Korea. A perfect follow-up to the Customs and Traditions Kit.
Folk Tales, Games, & Cross-Cultural Experiences
Culture comes alive through the popular folk tales and games of Korea. Experience the stories that form a Korean child's first impressions of the world, and the games that fill their hours outside of school. Learn how the experience of moving outside Korea challenges children. This kit is packed with hands-on activities and books.
Companion to "A Single Shard" by Linda Sue Park Kit
Educators who are planning to use the book "A Single Shard" by Linda Sue Park in their classroom can request this Kit which contains contextual books, articles, images, and cultural artifacts to bring that time period and the ceramics of Korea alive to their students.
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Reserve a Korea Kit with the Nam Center by printing out the reservation form and e-mailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxing it to 734.764.2252, or mailing it.
Attn: Korea Kit
Nam Center for Korean Studies
500 Church Street, Suite 400
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1042
The Korea Kits are free to use. The Nam Center for Korean Studies pays the one-way shipping cost; the user agrees to pay a $50 damage/replacement deposit (refundable) for each kit prior to loan, and to pay the return shipping fee. Remit checks to "The University of Michigan" and mail to the address above. There is a maximum of 21 days from postdate sent to postdate returned..