Headline Geography

This weeks lesson:
Scores killed in Gaza as Israeli-Palestinian violence explodes
-- 05/17/2021

Q: At least 188 people, including 55 children, were killed by Israeli bombs and shells last week in Gaza, as thousands of rockets fired from the territory killed at least eight Israelis. Where is the Gaza Strip?

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Q: Gaza’s nearly 2 million people have been mostly locked inside the territory after the Hamas militant group, which does not accept Israel’s right to exist, took control of the strip in 2006 and it was later blockaded by Israel and what other nation bordering Gaza?

A. Egypt
B. Jordan
C. Lebanon
D. Syria

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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.