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Headline Geography

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:
Failed coup stirs fears of strongman president in Turkey
-- 07/25/2016

Question 1 of 5

Q: After some military officers failed in an attempt to seize control, many inside and outside Turkey fear that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will try to gain dictatorial power as he purges tens of thousands of people, including soldiers, police, judges and civil servants from government. Where is Turkey?

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