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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.

Vanuatu flotilla begins evacuating islanders from volcano -- 10/02/2017

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Q: A flotilla of boats Sunday began rescuing people from Vanuatu’s island of Ambae in the South Pacific Ocean as an erupting volcano polluted many of the island’s sources of drinking water. Which of these oceans is the Pacific?

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Q: Islanders boarded ferries, canoes and commercial vessels bound for the safety of surrounding islands. Vanuatu is chain of 82 islands formed by volcanoes. What is the geographic term for an island chain?

A. Archipelago

B. Bight

C. Cape

D. Defile

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