Headline Geography

This weeks lesson:
Sicily reports highest temperature ever recorded in Europe
-- 08/16/2021

Q: Sicily reported a temperature of 48.8 degrees Celsius (119.84 Fahrenheit) last week, which would be the highest ever recorded in Europe if it is confirmed. Where is the Italian island of Sicily?

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Q: A few days after Sicily reported its record temperature, what Iberian Peninsula nation nearly a 1,000 miles to the west reported reaching a high of 47.2 degrees Celsius (116.96 Fahrenheit)?

A. France
B. Greece
C. Spain
D. Turkey

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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.