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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:
Persian Gulf state accused of funding Islamic fighters
-- 08/25/2014

Question 1 of 5

Q: A German government minister last week accused the tiny Persian Gulf nation of Qatar of financing Islamic State militants who beheaded a captive American journalist. Where is the Persian Gulf?

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