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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.

Climate change opens the Arctic to shipping -- 08/27/2018

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Q: Climate change and melting ice, is allowing the world’s biggest shipping company to send its first container ship from Eastern Asia to Europe via the Arctic Ocean’s Northeast Passage. Where is the Northeast Passage?

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Q: The Northeast Passage cuts the shipping distance between China and Europe by about 5,000 miles compared with the usual route through the . . .

A. Drake Passage

B. Panama Canal

C. Strait of Juan de Fuca

D. Suez Canal

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