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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:
‘Wrong man’ from Eritrea freed after 3 years in Italian prison
-- 07/15/2019

Q: A victim of mistaken identity, an Eritrean man extradited to Italy for people smuggling was freed last week after spending three years in prison insisting that he was not who prosecutors said he was. Where is Eritrea?

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Question 2 of 5

Q: Despite DNA evidence and witness testimony, prosecutors maintained that the imprisoned farmer was really a notorious Eritrean smuggler linked to the deaths of 359 migrants who drowned near an Italian island in which body of water?

A. Black Sea
B. Mediterranean Sea
C. Red Sea
D. Weddell Sea

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