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.

Bering Sea ice drops to record low -- 05/07/2018

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Q: Winter sea ice cover in the Bering Sea did not just hit a record low in 2018; it was half that of the previous lowest winter on record (2001). Where is the Bering Sea which lies between Alaska and Russia and connects the Pacific Ocean to the Arctic Ocean's Chukchi Sea?

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Q: A rapid meltdown of Bering Sea ice this year threatened the very way of life in Alaska’s coastal villages — reliant on the ice cover for transportation and hunting. The sea is named after Vitus Bering a . . .

A. British captain

B. Danish navigator

C. Russian explorer

D. U.S. politician

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