Headline Geography

This weeks lesson:
Prince William tells Jamaica of “profound sorrow” for slavery
-- 03/28/2022

Q: Prince William, second in line for the British throne, expressed his “profound sorrow” for the slave trade in rare remarks in Jamaica last week, during a trip to three former British colonies – Belize, Jamaica and the Bahamas. Where is the Caribbean island of Jamaica, about 90 miles south of Cuba?

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Q: Most Jamaicans are the descendants of Africans who were kidnapped and shipped to the island to work as slaves on sugar plantations. Which nation transported most of more than 12 million enslaved Africans to the Americas from the 16th to the 19th centuries?

A. Britain
B. France
C. Portugal
D. United States

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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.