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Little Sang-woo (Seung Ho Yoo) doesn't want to leave Seoul, South Korea, to live with his mute grandmother (Kim Eul-boon) in the countryside, but his mother (Dong Hyo-heui) compels him, as she needs to look for a new job. Fractious and ill-mannered, Sang-woo variously ignores and taunts his grandmother with insulting epithets. When she won't buy batteries for his toy, he even steals from her. But over time, and in the face of her unquestioning love, he comes to admire and respect her.


Lesson 1: The Republic of Korea (Social Studies)
Lesson 2: Silent Speech (General Cross-Cultural Understanding)
Lesson 3: Viewing The Way Home (Media Literacy)
Lesson 4: Protagonist-Antagonist (Visual Literacy)
Lesson 5:  Confucian Values (Social Studies, Language Arts)
Lesson 6: Juxtaposition (Media Literacy)
Lesson 7: At Home in Korea (Film-Specific Cross-Cultural Understanding)
Lesson 8: The Trade Game (Social Studies, Economics)
Lesson 9: Using Graphs (Mathematics)
Lesson 10: How We Produce Sound (Science)
Lesson 11: Korean Fighter Shield Kites (Visual Arts)


The Way Home - Curriculum Guide (South Korea)