Headline Geography

This weeks lesson:
Sri Lanka official who promoted 'Covid syrup' tests positive
-- 01/25/2021

Q: Sri Lanka's health minister, who publicly consumed and endorsed a shaman’s herbal syrup to prevent COVID-19, has tested positive for the virus. Where is the island nation of Sri Lanka off the southeast coast of India?

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Q: The shaman who invented the syrup, which contains honey and nutmeg, said the recipe was given to him in a visionary dream. Shamanisn and other ancient spiritual beliefs often influenced later religions. What is the dominant religion in Sri Lanka?

A. Buddhist
B. Christian
C. Hindu
D. Muslim

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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.