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BC: Sources~ | "Life in Korea: Cultural Spotlight." Life in Korea: Korea Hotels, Travel, Tours | Culture, Language, Information, Shopping, and Communities in South Korea. Web. 17 Dec. 2010. . "Korea - Traditional Korean Families." Web. . "Traditional Korean Clothing." Life in Korea: Korea Hotels, Travel, Tours | Culture, Language, Information, Shopping, and Communities in South Korea. Web. 17 Dec. 2010. .

FC: South Korea | By Casey Klinger | ABC Book

1: A | In Korea, the art they are well known for is in pottery. Making pottery is a traditional form of art and has been going on for about 7000 years. Potters live out in the mountains to get a good feel on nature and have a natural touch to their pottery. They make a profit off of selling them to China and Japan. Another form of art is the Korean Tea ceremony; a traditional ceremony that has been used for over thousands of years. It’s a very peaceful and enjoying place to have tea and social in a formal way. There are some rules and rituals along with it and certain equipment in order to have it properly. | ~art~

2: B | ~Buildings~ | In 1985, the famous 63 building in Soul, S. Korea, was opened. Standing 63 stories, this building is the tallest in Seoul. It provides the best view of the capital and is a major attraction with restaurants, an aquarium, and even an IMAX theater.

3: C | ~Comunication~ | Information is all spread through technology. The people are big on using their phones

4: D | ~dress~ | The Korean Hanbok is the traditional Korean dress for women and is often characterized with bright colors and simple lines without pockets. The term literally means “Korean clothing” and is worn to semi-formal events such as festivals and celebrations. Jeogori is the basic upper garment of the hanbok, covering the arms and upper part of the body. This part is worn by both men and women. Men commonly wear Cheogori, which are generally long to their waist or even further, and tied to the waist. | Korean Hanok | Cheogori | Korean Fashion Show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOXiWwsTiSE

5: ~economy~ | E | ` | Its economy is at a GDP growth of 6.1% and is ranked 15th in the world by its market economy. South Korea is still one of the fastest growing developed countries along with Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan. They have almost no natural recourses and are always suffering from overpopulation growth. | Current event on what's happening in S. Korea today: | http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/17/world/asia/17korea.html?_r=1

6: F | ` | ~family~ | ` | Growing old in Korea had advantages for both women and men, for age was respected. According to this perspective, women were often self-assertive and highly valued, as the family finance managers, decision makers in family matters, and educators of children (Traditional Korean Families). Traditional Korean families have been arranged and are more of a parent-child relationship rather than it between husband and wife. The stem family is a typical family consisting of two families in successive generation, a father and mother living in the same household with married oldest son, his wife, and their children (Traditional Korean Families).

7: G | Lee Myong is the president of S. Korea. The Republic of Korea is an East Asian country on the southern half of the Korean Peninsula. The modern republic was established in 1948, and first struggled with the Korean war(1950-1953), and going under five major constructional changes. | ~government~

8: H | ~history~ | South Korea came into being after World War II, the result of a 1945 agreement reached by the Allies at the Potsdam Conference, making the 38th parallel the boundary between a northern zone of the Korean peninsula to be occupied by the USSR and southern zone to be controlled by U.S. forces.

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