Headline Geography

This weeks lesson:
Slovakia”s prime minister shot in attempted assassination
-- 05/20/2024

Q: Slovakia charged a 71-year-old “lone wolf” gunman in last week’s attempted assassination of the nation’s prime minister who was hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds. Where is the small Central European nation of Slovakia? (It’s south of Poland, west of Ukraine, north of Hungary, and east of Austria and the Czech Republic.)

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Q: Prime Minister Robert Fico was shot after a government meeting in the former coal mining town of Handlova which is surrounded by what mountain range that runs through Slovakia?

A. Alps
B. Balkans
C. Carpathians
D. Dolomites

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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.