South Gate of Seoul, Korea


This immense landmark - Seoul, Korea's South Gate---opens the door to understanding the history and people of an ancient Asian country.


1. Study the history, culture, and terrain of Korea. Find out why it is a divided nation, and explore the differences and similarities between North and South Korea. Look for information about and pictures of the South Gate, a gigantic landmark that is part of an ancient wall around Seoul.

2. To make your own replica of Seoul's South Gate, here are some ideas. Use your own imagination to create the structure.

3. Cover your art area with recycled newspaper. Turn over a recycled box lid and paint it beige to form the base using Crayola® Tempera Paint and Paint Brushes. Paint a large tissue box and two milk cartons light brown. Paint a piece of paper green to use for trees and shrubs. Dry.

4. With Crayola School Glue, attach the three boxes together lying sideways, with the largest on the bottom. Glue the largest box to the base. Paint a tunnel opening in the front of the box and add a path leading up to it. Dry.

5. Peel away the top layer of paper on corrugated cardboard to show the ripples inside. With Crayola Scissors, cut the corrugated board so the lines run vertically and form the two roofs of equal length, but make one wider than the other. Paint each roof brown. Dry.

6. Glue the bottom edge of the narrower roof to the top edge of the largest box. Glue the wider roof to the two milk cartons so that some of the bottom carton shows.

7. Using colored Crayola Model Magic, form bushes on both sides of the path and make a gate for the entrance. Glue them in place.

8. Remove the wrappers from green Crayola Crayons. Make a texture rubbing on paper. Cut out trees and bushes from this paper and the green painted paper. Glue them to either side of the path.

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  • Keep away from open flames. Do not use to make candleholders, hot plates, trivets, or other similar objects that will be used or placed near fire and other heat sources.
  • Do not put in an oven, microwave, or kiln.
  • Do not make into vessels/containers that will hold unpackaged food.
  • The use of modeling material to make items that look like food is discouraged for children younger than age 5 to avoid their confusion with real food.
  • Unless sealed with a water-resistant glaze, do not make projects exposed to or immersed in water, such as boats or outdoor bird feeders. They would disintegrate when exposed to moisture.
  • Crayola Dough—contains gluten (wheat flour) as an ingredient.
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  • Students research North and South Korea comparing and contrasting land forms, governments, and culture. Create a flag of each country.
  • Students learn about the ancient traditions of Korea and construct an antique temple found within its modern cities.

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crayola supplies
  • Paint Brushes
  • Crayons
  • Artista II® Washable Tempera Paint
  • Model Magic®
  • No-Run School Glue
  • Construction Paper
household supplies
  • recycled newspaper
  • recycled boxes
  • paper towels
  • cardboard
  • container(s) of water



  • Grades 4 to 6
  • Grades 7 to 12


  • Language Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Visual Arts


  • Multiple Sessions


  • Students research information about the ancient country of Korea, its culture, people, and terrain.

  • Students find out about the tumultuous history of Korea and how it became a divided nation.

  • Students construct a replica of the South Gate, one of five massive gates that still exist in part of a 10-mile (16 km) wall built around Seoul in ancient days.


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