Conflict and Culture in Central and Latin America

Curriculum based on the photographs by
Richard Cross

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  • Students are introduced to photographer and journalist, Richard Cross, who photographed the Central American conflicts in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and who died in Honduras in 1983 covering the Contra war.
  • Students review a listing of relevant events and conditions that led to these conflicts.
  • Students are guided in formulating a series of compelling questions.
  • Students tap into their personal experiences, background knowledge, and current events to raise awareness about the current Central American population and experience in the U.S., exploring why 36+ year old photographs and history are relevant today.

Volume One

Richard Cross

Volume Two

Central America

Volume Three


Volume Four

El Salvador

Volume Five


Volume Six

San Basilio de Palenque