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10/27/2011 9:53:15 PM

Sophia
Sophia
Posts: 60
Subject: RE: Free field trip with a bus included for teachers in the LAUSD
If you go to their website, you can find information on how to get a free bus for a field trip to the Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles. This is a great opportunity for the students to learn a little about Korean culture and it's also fun for the kids to get out of class and become exposed to other East Asian cultures. I just took my middle school students from Bancroft MS and they loved it!

Here's the link:
http://www.kccla.org/english_/2fieldtrip_.asp

Have fun!
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12/7/2015 9:14:06 PM

rcorona
rcorona
Posts: 30
Subject: Korean Cultural Center
Thank you for sharing and posting the website. I visited once and I learned that you can book your school for a live dance performance. It is free. They also offer Korean language classes and some teachers I work with have studied there. They offer a lot of resources for teachers.
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6/27/2016 9:09:25 AM

jtang
jtang
Posts: 31
Subject:
Awesome ! Another LA museum/ cultural center I did not know about! Living in LA my entire life I'm a bit embarrassed that I was not aware of such centers:/ I would love to visit this Korean cultural center as I can learn about the Korean culture. Both Korean language classes and live dance performances are of my interest
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7/30/2016 9:28:27 AM

skroop
skroop
Posts: 96
Subject: Korean Cultural Center: K-Pop!
This was my first time at the Korean Cultural Center. Aside from seeing a brief timeline of history and some of the artifacts from Korean Culture, I was shocked by the size of the museum that was dedicated to K-Pop. We are talking about close to 50% of the overall center. From the music video station, to the Karaoke booth, and the cardboard cut outs of many of the pop stars, it all just surprised me. I enjoyed hanging out by the music video station and watching videos from the boy bands and the group Girls’ Generation among many others. One figure that really doesn’t fit the same mold is Psy. I can’t believe with his popularity I have never watched his music video all the way through until just yesterday. He does not have the same physical appeal at the rest of the groups, however I can see how the gimmicky film production and the visually entertaining backdrops can gain a cult following. From the lectures we have had in regard to the K-Wave and K-Pop I knew the movement was big, but I guess this summer course and visiting the cultural center has really put the popularity into perspective for me. I really think it is true that the first introduction many people have in regard to Korean culture is through K-Pop.

In addition to the K-Pop aspect, I really enjoyed hearing about the customs of Korean Culture at the beginning of the visit. I felt the traditions for marriage were really interesting, that a husband will buy a home and it is the duty of the wife and family to fill the home with furniture. I also thought it was funny that Koreans ask for your age and bloodtype. At first I thought that was a joke about the bloodtype, but it is really interesting that Korean culture views bloodtype almost like we may view zodiac signs.
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6/19/2017 8:05:02 PM

bmitchell
bmitchell
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I wish I had know about this place sooner! I wanted to get a better understanding of Korean culture, since we have Koreatown so prominent in Los Angeles, but I hadn't known where to go. I'll put this on the list of places to see this summer. Thanks!
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