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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.

World scrambles to cope with coronavirus variant first seen in Botswana -- 11/29/2021

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Q: After scientists identified a highly mutated strain of Covid-19 virus first found in Botswana, governments around the world cut off travel to and from Southern Africa. But, the virus strain already has been reported in several European nations. Where is Botswana, a landlocked country in the middle of Southern Africa?

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Q: Scientists in which of Botswana’s neighboring nations isolated the new “omicron” variant and reported it to world health officials last week?

A. Namibia

B. South Africa

C. Zambia

D. Zimbabwe

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