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.

Maine reels from mass shooting -- 10/30/2023

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Q: A lone gunman in Maine shot and killed 18 people at two locations in Maine in less than a half-hour last week. That was one more killed than in all the firearm homicides recorded in the state during 2021. Where is Maine?

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Q: About 47 percent of Maine’s adults own guns, but the state has a relatively low rate of gun deaths - 12.6 deaths for every 100,000 people. Still, that rate is higher than its neighbors in the Northeast. Which state has the lowest death rate from firearms?

A. Connecticut

B. Massachusetts

C. New Jersey

D. New York

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