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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.

Japan records big population decline as births fall -- 06/06/2022

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Q: In 2021, Japan recorded its lowest number of births in more than a century, causing the country’s biggest natural population decline since data became available. Where is the Asian island nation of Japan?

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Q: Japan had 811,604 births and 1,439,809 deaths last year, a population drop of 628,205. That’s more people than the population of which U.S. state?

A. Alaska

B. Delaware

C. Rhode Island

D. Wyoming

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