Korean family values, Korean culture for children, fun facts

Koreans need to be very careful not to behave in a way that would embarrass their family. Children are expected to work hard in school and respect their teachers. Women do not have equal rights in Korean society as they might in other cultures. Men and boys are considered more important than girls. Korean female teenagers complain to each other about having to help with the cooking and housework while their brothers do nothing around the house. Older people are highly respected. Koreans also show great respect to their ancestors who have passed on.

Workers are expected to obey their boss however the boss should never scold the worker in the presence of others. It is crucial in Korean society to avoid embarrassing someone or hurting their feelings.

Korean lessons for kids

American folk tales, epics – fun facts – Pocahontas, Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, American culture for children

America has many folk tales.  One favorite character is Paul Bunyan, a lumberjack who was also a giant and usually had Babe the Blue Ox with him.  It is said that Paul Bunyan created the Grand Canyon when he dragged his ax behind him while walking, and that the Great Lakes were actually Babe’s original watering hole.

Some American heroes were also real people.  Pocahontas was a Native American who interacted with British settlers at the Jamestown (Virginia) colony and the story goes that she saved the life of Captain John Smith.  Molly Pitcher got her nickname for carrying a pitcher of water to soldiers on the battlefields of the Revolutionary War.
Johnny Appleseed was a man who planted apple trees across what are now the states of Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, and Davy Crockett became known as the “King of the Wild Frontier” after stories about his hunting and outdoor skills became popular.