ERIC Number: ED377139
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching about Conflict and Crisis in the Former Yugoslavia: The Case of Bosnia-Hercegovina. ERIC Digest.
Cox, John K.
This digest provides facts and explanations about: (1) the peoples and places of the former Yugoslavia, including Bosnia- Hercegovina; (2) the collapse of Yugoslavia and the crisis in Bosnia-Hercegovina or "Bosnia"; and (3) the causes, conditions, and consequences of the Bosnian war. The history of Yugoslavia from 1918 to 1990 is discussed as well as allegiances of the various ethnic groups under the Hapsburg and Ottoman empires. The experiences of World War II are discussed from the Nazi satellite state run by local fascists in Croatia, to the Partisans of Tito in Yugoslavia. The collapse of communism and the political disintegration that began after Tito's death are described. Conditions and consequences of the Bosnian war include a terrible level of violence against civilians of all sides, refugees living in camps or who have fled to other countries, and a general destruction of cultural treasures. The brutality of the war is attributed to historic animosities and cultural divisions between contending groups especially those resulting from the viciousness of World War II and the history of struggle between Christians and Muslims in the Balkan with its literature and folklore on holy wars. Finally sources of information and materials for teachers are listed. These include a list of organizations that provide information and materials for teaching and learning about the peoples and countries of central and eastern Europe. Contains ERIC resources and a list of 8 references. (DK)
Descriptors: Christianity, Culture Conflict, Current Events, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Relations, European History, Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Islamic Culture, Violence, War, World Problems
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.
Identifiers - Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina; Croatia; Yugoslavia