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Headline Geography

This weeks lesson:
‘Barbie’ gets caught in a South China Sea whirlpool
-- 07/10/2023

Q: Vietnam has banned the release of the “Barbie” film because of a scene that that includes a “nine-dash line” map that China has used to claim as much as 90 percent of the South China Sea – a claim rejected by Vietnam and other nations bordering the sea. Where is the South China Sea?

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How 1787 other students across the country scored on this question:
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Question 2 of 5

Q: China is on the northern shore of the sea, and Vietnam is on the western shore. What island country on the eastern side of the South China Sea also is considering a ban on the "Barbie" movie?

A Brunei
B. Indonesia
C. Malaysia
D. Philippines



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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.