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Use this study guide to discuss the history of U.S-North Korean relations and the significance of diplomacy with your students ahead of the U.S-North Korea summit set to take place on June 12, 2018.
There are signs of progress just days after South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un met during a historic encounter in late April 2018. Both leaders met on South Korean territory, in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) that separates the two nations. North Korea announced it would re-sync its time zone with South Korea’s starting Saturday. In 2015, they had set clocks 30 minutes behind Seoul. South Korea said it would remove the loudspeakers that blast propaganda into the North.
After watching the video below, read the article “Trump Says Time, Place Set for Planned U.S.-North Korea Summit" and consider the significance of the upcoming meeting between Kim Jong Un and President Trump on the heels of this recent positive North-South Korea exchange.
May 7, 2018 video and resource materials from PBS NewsHour.