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Transcript of South Korea
My mother was too tired to cook dinner tonight so we went out. We went to a Korean restaurant and I ordered rice, fish, and kimchi. My favorite! After we were all done, we were served fresh fruit for dessert. Yummy! Tuesday, December 30
In school today, since I am still learning writing, we practiced our Korean characters. Our language is Korean, but the writing system is called hangul. Wednesday, December 31
Today in school we reviewed the rules. In South Korea, school is important. When you make good grades it is very honorable. More college equals more pay. This means we NEED to study. I hate studying. I am already a straight-A student! Thursday, January 1
Yay! Today is January first which is New Year's Day! New Years is a big deal here in South Korea. We will have a big party and a huge feast. (with kimchi!) We will also exchange gifts. I bought my sister an ivory cat sculpture. She LOVES cats. Friday, January 2
Today is Friday which means after-school play day! My friend has a Taekwondo class today and he is almost to his red belt. I play basketball on Friday and my sister has a volleyball lesson. Saturday, January 3
On the last day of the New Year celebration which is today, we wear a traditional hanbok. Mine was too small so we shopped for another one. It is very beautiful with a yellow top and a pink skirt. Sunday, January 4
We got up early this morning to go to church. Our religion is Christianity. Most people in South Korea are atheist, but out of the people who do have a religion, most of them will be Christians. The other major religion is Buddhist. Religion Language &
Healthcare Holidays Sports &
Recreation Schools & Education Diet Apparel In South Korea, the most popular religion is Christianity, but most of the population are atheists. 31.6% of Koreans are Christians and 43.3% of Koreans are atheists. The Korean language is written with characters very much like Chinese symbols. These Korean characters are called Hangul. It is written vertically. The healthcare in South Korea is excellent. 100% of the population (rural and urban) has access to a sanitation facility. There is fewer than 500 deaths a year from HIV or AIDS. Only 3.2% of the population is obese. Also more than 90% of children are immunized. The best healthcare is near the capital city of Seoul. One of the most important holidays in South Korea is the New Year. The celebration takes place on January 1st (Duh!) and lasts through January 3rd. Families will exchange gifts, host large parties, wear traditional dress, and have delicious feasts. Other holidays include Children's Day on May 5th, Armed Forces Day on October 1st, and Korean Independence Day on March 1st. Some of the sports that are popular in South Korea, are sports that we know very well. Like basketball, soccer, volleyball, and golf. children like to watch television, listen to music, and play video games. A country is not complete without their own Martial Arts. South Korea's Martial Art is Taekwondo. Taekwondo is combat and self defense. Tae means 'To strike with foot', Kwon means 'To strike with fist', Do means 'The way', so 'Taekwondo' means "The way of the foot and the hand". To pass on to the next belt you must go through your current belt's form and break a board. The Taekwondo school I went to had 11 belt ranks:
green w/ center black stripe
blue w/ center black stripe
red w/ center black stripe
half red-half black
When you were a black belt you could become an instructor and teach the class. the students would refer to you as
"Master (your name)" Education in South Korea is viewed as being crucial for success. If you don't do well in school or don't get an excellent education, you will not do well in getting a high paying job. Competitions are heated and fierce. This means STUDYING!!! You are required to go to school kindergarten through the third and final year of high school. Math, Science, Korean, English, and Social Studies are the main subjects. Elementary school consists of grades 1 through 6. Middle school is grades 7 through 9. High school is 10th, 11th, and 12th grade. Then you can start college. To get into a first-rate college you need to pass competitive and rigorous exams. Many jobs prefer several years of college. Korean dishes contain rice, fish, and spicy foods including kimchi. Fruit is often served for dessert. Kimchi is a red, fermented cabbage dish that is made with a mix of certain spices. It is served at every meal, alone or mixed with rice or noodles. It is part of a high-fiber, low-fat diet. Kimchi is used in everything such as soups, pancakes, burgers, and toppings on pizza. Koreans eat with chopsticks or spoons. Most of the clothing in South Korea is modern. It is something we americans would normally wear. For holidays, South Koreans wear a traditional hanbok. The women's hanbok is made of a top part that goes down to the ribs. Then, the skirt poofs out from the top and stops at ankle length. A hanbok for men is thinner, shorter, and worn with baggy pants underneath. It can be ankle length or hip length. What are some things we get from South Korea? TAEKWONDO Because of cultural diffusion, we have many Taekwondo schools here in America. We get vehicles, machinery, and other things imported into the U.S. that are from South Korea. AND THIS GUY!!! PSY PSY PSY PSY PSY PSY PSY PSY IMPORTS Job Posting Help Wanted: Rice Farmer
cutting rice early in the morning
gathering the cut grain
hauling grain to the mill
tilling ground to plant rice seeds
sowing the rice seeds
you need to live in a rural area
pay is little
you're given only enough land to care for yourself
you can wear a cool hat *If somebody wants this job call* 123-321-RICE. This job involves: cool hats Services are by far Korea's main labor force. Rice Farmer Vehicle Producer Doctor Government Geography Continent: Asia
Population: 48,955,203 South Korea Famous Site: Jeju Island Located 80 miles off the coast of South Korea
Temperate climate Jeju Activies A popular activity on Jeju Island is diving. Many people dive off of Seogwipo. There are beautiful walls of soft coral and 18 meter high kelp forests. Water temperature varies from 59 degrees to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. There are also beautiful schools of fish and the occasional dolphin. You may know some of them! OPPA GANGNAM STYLE!! Yes! Park Jae-sang or well-known as his stage name, PSY, was born in the Gangnam District of Seoul, South Korea. Hence the name of the song! He is 35 years old. FUN FACTS!!! Most buildings don't have a fourth floor because 'four' sounds the same as 'death' in the Korean language.
1000 South Korean won is equal to 90 cents.
Snuppy, the world's first cloned dog (Afghan Hound), was created at SNU in South Korea.
Spam is a staple food in South Korea.
"Annyeong Haseyo?" is a common greeting meaning "Are you at peace?"
"Annyeong Hashimnikka?" is a greeting that also means "Are you at peace?", but you would say it to a higher authority.
It's rude to gesture with the pointer finger. Greetings from Seoul, South Korea! Go diving off of beautiful Jeju Island! Meet Snuppy, the world's first cloned dog! Seoul, South Korea Seoul, South Korea Jeju Island Province, South Korea South Korea has a Constitutional Republic government which has limited power. The president was elected on February 25, 2013. The president is Park Geun-Hye. She's the first ever lady president in South Korea. She is 61 years old. Girl power! In South Korea, people have the right to vote at age 19, they have freedom of speech, press, assembly, and religion. They have the same rights we do here in America. Demographics Life Expectancy: 79.55
Infant Mortality: 4.01
Literacy Rate: 97.9%
Per Capita GDP: $32,400 Interview Q: What is your name? What type of government does your country have and is it limited or unlimited?
A: My name is Park Geun-Hye and my country, South Korea is a Constitutional Republic. I have limited power due to our Constitution. Q: How long have you been the leader and how did you become the leader?
A: I have been the president since February 25 of this year. The citizens of South Korea elected me to be their president. Q: What rights do your citizens have in your country?
A: My citizens have the same rights as your country does. We have the freedoms of speech, press, assembly, and religion. The only difference in our rights is that citizens are allowed to vote at age 19 instead of 18 in your country. Q: What are some of your country's strengths or weaknesses?
A: Our country has a higher life expectancy and a lower infant mortality rate than your country. Which is good, but our literacy rate and our yearly income is lower than your country, which is bad. I'd say that our pros and cons are balanced. BLUE=Me
PURPLE=Park Geun-Hye South Korea's labor force is made up of 6.2% Agriculture, 23.8% Manufacturing, and 70% services. An agriculture job would be a rice farmer. A manufacturing job would be a vehicle producer. And a service would be a doctor. Persuasive Paragraph If I ever needed to move to South Korea, I wouldn't fight too hard to stay here. I love America and it would be hard to leave, but I would have a chance to experience and learn new things. It would be very fun to live in South Korea. There is freedom, beautiful scenery, good healthcare, and a woman president. How better can you get?! There also is a high service and manufacturing economy which means my mom (teacher) would find a job and my dad (engineer) would also find a job. Our religion is Christianity, which means we would fit right in. I would love South Korea. Two thumbs up! Korea was invaded by Japan in 1592 to 1598, but they didn't colonize the country. They were already colonized by China. This was when North and South Korea were still one country. Some Japanese stayed and help create today's South Korean culture. Political Cartoon "Tenno heika banzai!" is a japanese battle cry meaning "Long live the Emperor!" It means the same if you just say, "Banzai!"
In this cartoon Japan is invading Korea. Effects of Japanese Invasion 1. Huge loss of population due to famine and warfare 3. Main Korean palaces were burned down and destroyed 2. Loss of artwork, artifacts, and historical documents (japanese set them on fire) http://asianhistory.about.com/od/southkorea/p/South-Korea-Facts-And-History.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_Geun-hye Websites Ahem, ANH!! Advertisement Thanks for watching!!!!