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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:
Swarms of locusts plague East Africa
-- 01/20/2020

Q: The most serious outbreak of desert locusts in 25 years is spreading across East Africa, posing an unprecedented threat to food security in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries. Where are the affected nations of Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Djibouti and Eritrea?

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Question 2 of 5

Q: Locust plagues occur intermittently in the Horn of Africa, which is the easternmost point of the continent. What kind of landform is the horn?

A. Delta
B. Isthmus
C. Peninsula
D. Rift

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