Ch 51: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: Ethnic & Civil Wars

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Gain greater insight into ethnic and civil wars as you study for the Praxis Middle School Social Studies assessment. Refresh your knowledge by watching short video lessons, then test that knowledge with self-assessment quizzes.

Praxis Middle School Social Studies: Ethnic & Civil Wars - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter can provide you with the comprehensive overview of the ethnic and civil wars you need to answer related questions on the Praxis Middle School Social Studies assessment. Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Define and provide examples of ethnic cleansing
  • Share details about crimes of war and genocide, and the steps taken to prevent them
  • Discuss the causes and events associated with conflict in the Balkans
  • Provide information about the events and timeline of the former Yugoslavia's ethnic warfare
  • Explain the impact of racial and ethnic conflicts on democracy in Africa
  • Describe recent events in the conflict between the Arabs and the Israelis

This chapter provides you with all the resources you need to competently answer questions related to ethnic and civil wars on the exam. In addition to reviewing the entertaining video lessons, you can test your comprehension by taking short quizzes and a chapter exam. Revisit specific portions of any video by using timelines with handy video tags to skip to key topics. For a deeper understanding of the lessons, scroll down to access full transcripts that feature helpful vocabulary words.

6 Lessons in Chapter 51: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: Ethnic & Civil Wars
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Ethnic Cleansing: Definition & Examples

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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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