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El Salvador

It is the smallest of the Central American countries, with an area equal to that of Massachusetts, and it is the only one without an Atlantic coastline. Most of the country is on a fertile volcanic plateau about 2,000 ft (607 m) high.

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The Human Face of War - Innocent Voices

Grade Levels: 9–12
Subject Area(s): Spanish, Social Studies
Four day unit plan entitled: The Human Face of War. The film Innocent Voices captures a moment in the middle of the El Salvador civil war and students will confront the human side of war. Through this unit, students will analyze the human impact of war on families, communities, countries and evaluate the various human rights violations. In addition, students will analyze character choices and dilemmas while comparing them to their daily lives.

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DOC The Human Face of War - Innocent Voices