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Geography in the News

Common Core State Standard
RH.CCS.7 Grades 6-12: Students are asked to locate a country or geographical area on a map, connecting information with a specific location. Then, students answer a series of quiz questions based on a current news event happening in that location. Students must combine their prior knowledge with information presented in the question to determine the correct answers.

This weeks lesson:
Uranium workers dying after working Namibia mine, report warns
-- 04/21/2014

Question 1 of 5

Q: Miners who dug uranium ore in Namibia that supplied the United States and Britain in 1970s with the raw material for bombs and nuclear power are dying of cancers and unexplained illnesses, according to a worker survey. Where is Namibia?

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