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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.

Philippines returns garbage to sender -- 06/03/2019

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Q: The Philippines last week loaded 69 shipping containers of rotting municipal waste onto a ship bound for Vancouver, Canada. The garbage was part of 2013 shipment labeled as recyclable plastics, but it contained all kinds of other trash including soiled diapers. Where is the Philippines?

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Q: Philippines is the latest Southeast Asian nation to protest that developed nations are using the region as a waste dump. What other Southeast Asian nation said last week it was sending back 3,000 tons of waste back to the senders?

A. China

B. Japan

C. Malaysia

D. South Korea

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