Headline Geography

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Thousands protest mass tourism in Spain’s Canary Islands
-- 04/22/2024

Q: Tens of thousands of people across Spain's Canary Islands rallied last week against mass tourism they say is overwhelming the chain of islands off the west coast of Africa. Where are the Canary Islands?

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Q: While tourism attracted by the Canaries’ beaches and sunshine accounts for 40% of the islands’ jobs, the protesters want limits on development they say is harming residents and the environment. Geographically, Atlantic islands are known as …

A. Archipelago
B. Barrier islands
C. Cays
D. Desert islands

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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.