Civil War in Central America


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Which Central American country experienced a brutal civil war with child soldiers and death squads?

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1. Which of these did NOT see a serious attempt at a Communist government?

2. What term best describes the conflicts in Latin America with respect to the US and USSR?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Plan to be examined by these assessments on broad topics such as Communist governments, Latin American conflicts, and eventual peace from civil war.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To elaborate, you'll be quizzed on:

  • A country faced with a civil war involving death squads and child soldiers
  • Countries that attempted Communism
  • War regarding Latin America, the United States, and USSR
  • Eventual Central American harmony
  • The war responsible for the deaths of thousands of Mayans

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Communistic countries
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about various Central American civil wars
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding American and Russian involvement in Central American wars and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Watch our accompanying video lesson, Civil War in Central America, for more information on this material. Specifically, the lesson will cover:

  • Issues that led to civil wars in Central America
  • Dictatorships
  • Details regarding different countries
  • U.S. and Soviet support