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: Everywhere across the United States, children from other countries are joining American classrooms. How can their classmates prepare? Learning about the culture, geography, and history of the new student s native country can help smooth the transition. Greeting the student with a few words in his or her language, making a traditional craft, and whipping up a well-known dish are all sure to help the child feel welcome. In this vibrant and colorful series, students and teachers can find out how to Meet a New Student and maybe make a new friend. Share the excitement as the students in Zach s third-grade class learn about Korea s history, people, and culture. Because of its great natural beauty, Dan-gun, Korea s prehistoric founder, called the land Choson, which means land of the morning calm. But Korea s story has hardly been calm. Its people have struggled long and hard to find their place in the world. Even the peace enjoyed by other countries after World War II did not last long in Korea, when the north invaded the south to start the Korean War. Find out what traditions have endured in this lush Asian country, then join Zach and the rest of his class in making a Korean kite and preparing a sesame dipping sauce as they welcome a new student from Korea. An nyong ha seyo!