- He is 15 hours ahead of us, (so he can always tell us what tomorrow’s going to be like)
- The topography – mountainous – most is not suitable for farming
- The climate is similar to ours here in the middle Tennessee region
- The majority of the people live in Urban areas, primarily in Seoul, the country’s capital
It was interesting to research the Korean conflict (which will be part of our history memory work here in a week or two) and how it is related to the Cold War. I have to share a wonderful resource that we purchased from Knowledge Quest called Around the World. It not only includes a unit study on South Korea, but it includes unit studies for 8 other countries and it was WELL WORTH the purchase! (If you go to their website, you can download a unit study on New Zealand for free.)
Because Daddy lives in South Korea half of the time, he was able to share so much about the culture there. Of course, we know that it is heavily dominated by futuristic technology (Samsung, LG, Hyundai, Kia). It was mind-boggling to discover that the largest Christian church in the world is located in Seoul with 800,000 members, and that Seoul is also home to 11 of the world’s 12 largest churches!
Of course, we love crafts and paper projects, so we had to build Crayola’s model of Seoul’s South Gate.
And the boys decided to learn about and color the South Korean Flag using Crayola’s South Korea Coloring Page. Daddy brought home a variety of coins and paper money, jewelry boxes (for me!) with abaolone shell (aka mother-of-pearl), some empty Korean cereal boxes (which was neat to see!), the Korean game Go, and a couple of wooden model kits – a trebuchet catapult and a Geunjeongjeon model, which they built together. Evidently, their idea of crafting over there is a little bit more intense than ours. Thank goodness it came with pictures in the instructions!