ERIC Number: ED390763
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
School of the Americas: At War With Democracy? Study Guide. Episode #804. America's Defense Monitor, Educational TV for the Classroom.
Flaherty, Sean L.
This program examines the 50-year practice of the U.S. training of Latin American soldiers at the School of the Americas. Originally designed as a jungle warfare training center in the 1950s, the program evolved into a Cold War program to promote stability and democracy in Latin America. Human rights abuses have been charged against these elite trained soldiers. The study guide offers questions to use before viewing the video, questions to follow the video, classroom activities to focus student thinking on the problem, topics for further research, and a list of 13 resources. (EH)
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Higher Education, International Relations, Justice, Latin Americans, Military Schools, Military Training, National Defense, Quality of Life, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Values, World Affairs, World Problems
Center for Defense Information, 1500 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20005 ($25 per VHS copy; educational discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Center for Defense Information, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Georgia (Fort Benning); School of the Americas GA
Note: This brochure accompanies a VHS videotape of the same title (not available from EDRS). For other study guides in this series, see SO 025 635-642.