Ch 23: ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: Modern International Conflicts & Wars

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Help your students prepare for the ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies exam by having them go over this chapter on modern international conflicts, wars and crimes of war. Plenty of interactive resources make the study process unique and fun.

ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: Modern International Conflicts & Wars - Chapter Summary

Using the lessons in this chapter helps students review different historical wars and organizations. After completing this chapter, they will be able to answer questions on the ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies exam that deal with:

  • The history of international organizations
  • The purpose and peace-keeping mission of the UN
  • Birth of NATO
  • Modern wars and conflicts
  • Ethnic cleansing
  • The Genocide Convention
  • Causes of conflict in the Balkans
  • Yugoslavia and ethnic warfare
  • Africa's democracy
  • The Arab-Israeli conflict

Your students will easily expand their historical knowledge for the exam by going through the lessons in this chapter. They are short and come with self-assessment quizzes that help your students gauge their knowledge before taking the real exam. Lesson transcripts allow students to quickly review important key terms and concepts.

11 Lessons in Chapter 23: ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: Modern International Conflicts & Wars
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Growth of International Organizations: History, Events, and Trends

1. Growth of International Organizations: History, Events, and Trends

In this lesson, we explore the growth of international organizations since the 1990s, especially the proliferation of trade deals and the expanding reach of existing organizations like the UN, NATO, and the EU.

The United Nations as an International Peace-Keeping Force

2. The United Nations as an International Peace-Keeping Force

In this lesson, we will look at the role of the United Nations as a global peacekeeping force. We will explore U.N. functions and examine the structure of the organization.

What is the United Nations? - Definition, History, Members & Purpose

3. What is the United Nations? - Definition, History, Members & Purpose

This lesson will discuss the United Nations. You will not only learn what the United Nations is, but you'll also gather information about its history, members, and purpose.

The Theory of Containment & the Birth of NATO

4. The Theory of Containment & the Birth of NATO

In this lesson, we explore the foreign policy of the U.S. and Western Europe directly after WWII. We will look at its theory of containment regarding communism, and the birth of NATO.

The Nature of Modern Wars & Conflicts

5. The Nature of Modern Wars & Conflicts

In this lesson, we will examine the nature of modern conflicts. We will learn why war takes place, what types of war exist, and what themes have been integral to 20-century conflicts.

Ethnic Cleansing: Definition & Examples

6. Ethnic Cleansing: Definition & Examples

This lesson will explain the tragedy of ethnic cleansing. In doing so, it will highlight examples from the 1990s, the Holocaust, the Spanish Inquisition, and even the ancient world.

Crimes of War & the Genocide Convention

7. Crimes of War & the Genocide Convention

The following lesson will cover how crimes of war and genocide are identified, as well as the steps taken to prevent them from reoccurring. A short quiz will follow to check your understanding.

Conflict in the Balkans: Causes & Events

8. Conflict in the Balkans: Causes & Events

Various conflicts arose when Yugoslavia broke apart in the 1990s, including the Bosnian War. Kosovo also separated from Serbia during this time, adding to the chaos in the Balkan Peninsula.

Ethnic Warfare in Former Yugoslavia: Events and Timeline

9. Ethnic Warfare in Former Yugoslavia: Events and Timeline

In this lesson we explore the breakup of the formerly communist state in the Balkans, Yugoslavia. In the 1990s, several Yugoslav states declared independence from the Serbian-dominated central government.

Impact of Ethnic & Racial Conflicts on Africa's Democracy

10. Impact of Ethnic & Racial Conflicts on Africa's Democracy

Race and ethnicity continue to be major issues throughout Africa. While many may have hoped for a new beginning after the end of South African Apartheid in 1994, events that same year in Rwanda proved more work is still needed.

Recent Developments of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

11. Recent Developments of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Despite the 2000 Camp David summit, peace remains elusive between Israel and Palestinians. Problems include a second Intifada, safety concerns from Hamas and Hezbollah, Israeli retaliations that harm civilians, and the Gaza blockade and tunnels.

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