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:
Banana boom brings cash and chemicals to Laos
-- 05/15/2017

Q: Chinese banana growers have brought jobs and higher wages to northern Laos, but have also drenched plantations with pesticides and other chemicals, experts say. Where is Southeast Asian nation of Laos?

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Question 2 of 5

Q: Laotians say Chinese banana investors began streaming across the border around 2010, driven by land shortages in China, which is . . .

A. North of Laos 
B. East of Laos 
C. South of Laos 
D. West of Laos

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