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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:
Thousands flee killer wildfires in California
-- 11/12/2018

Q: More than a quarter million people were evacuated from the paths of fast moving wildfires in northern and southern California. Scores of people were killed and hundreds were missing in the fires. Where is California?

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How 586 other students across the country scored on this question:
Right:    54%
Wrong:  46%
Your score on this quiz: 0 out of 1

Question 2 of 5

Q: California’s governor asked for a “major disaster declaration” from President Donald Trump who blamed the fires on . . .

A. Arsonists
B. Climate change
C. Drought
D. Forest management



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