Headline Geography

This weeks lesson:
Colombia’s frustrated voters to choose between ‘outsiders’
-- 06/13/2022

Q: On Sunday, a leftist former guerrilla will face off against a wealthy right-wing businessman in a runoff election for president of Colombia, where disenchanted voters rejected establishment candidates in the first round of presidential voting on May 29. Where is Colombia?

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Q: Voters are fed up with incumbent governments in a region ravaged by the economic woes during the pandemic. A Marxist rural schoolteacher and political neophyte won the presidency last year in Peru, which borders Colombia to the ...

A. North
B. East
C. South
D. West

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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.