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Written by Liz Sonneborn


ISBN: 978-0-531-23678-9

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With its famously authoritarian government, struggling economy, and massive military, North Korea has been a major source of conflict throughout the 20th century and continuing today. Readers will learn about the controversial nation's history, from its founding in the aftermath of World War II to its role in global politics today. They will also learn what life is like for the country's people and discover why foreigners are so rarely able to set foot on North Korean soil.
Item #: 621779
Imprint: Children's Press
Copyright: 2014
Trim Size: 8" x 9 1/4"
Pages: 144
Grades: 5 - 9
Ages: 10 - 14
  • Colorful photos provide breathtaking views of foreign cities and landscapes
  • Sidebars highlight especially interesting people, places, and events
  • Delicious, easy recipes give readers the opportunity to experience foreign cuisine firsthand
  • Fun facts and statistics are included for easy reference
  • Social studies nonfiction about countries' key people, places, events, culture, and history that meets students' need for complex informational texts
  • Related articles and web links available on www.factsfornow.scholastic.com with which students can meet the Informational Reading Anchor Standard 9, to analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take
  • Material on countries with which students can meet Writing standards by Researching to Build and Present Knowledge
  • Source material on countries for students to meet Writing standards by creating opinion pieces and informative texts
  • Maps, timelines, photos, and illustrations provide text features that help students meet Informational Reading Anchor Standard 7, locating information relevant to a given topic efficiently