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Global Schools Project

Tracy Tillota



Contemporary Civil Wars

Tracy Tillota

Geography, Political Science, Social Science General

Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08,

Themes: Africa, civil war, Congo |


Abstract: This lesson will expose students to the conflicts that are currently taking place all over the world. Students will realize how people are affected by such conflicts and will internalize how other people live. Students will also gain a conscious and cross-cultural awareness of the people of a specific region of the world.

Curriculum Standards: People, Places and Environment; Power, Authority and Governance; Global Connections

Geographic Focus: Africa, Congo

Class Periods*: 2-3

Author: Tracy Tillota

Related Files: Lesson Plan | Journal | PowerPointRubric | Word Splash | Download All Files As .ZIP

*based on a 55-minute class period.




Global Schools Project

Global Schools Lesson Plans

Department of Secondary Education

Social Studies Education


Lesson Plans

The following links provide entry to the Lesson Plans developed by the Global Schools Project Fellows. Most all of the plans can be infused into middle or high schools social studies courses to provide interdisciplinary, global education perspectives to your students.

Although categorized by the following headings, many of the lesson plans would meet multiple state or NCSS Thematic standards.




Human Rights

Politics/International Relations

Social Studies General


The lesson plans can be downloaded by going to one of the above areas and selecting the plan.





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