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.

Vatican rejects ‘Doctrine of Discovery’ used to justify colonial rule -- 04/03/2023

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Q: The Vatican last week formally repudiated its 15th-century “Doctrine of Discovery,” which was used to legitimize the seizure of Indigenous lands during the European colonization in the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceana. Vatican City is the world’s smallest sovereign state and is surrounded by the city of Rome. Where is Rome on this map of Italy?

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Q: Indigenous leaders have pressed the Roman Catholic Church to rescind the doctrine for decades, but calls to discredit those “papal bulls” grew last summer during Pope Francis’ visit to which continent?

A. Africa

B. Asia

C. North America

D. South America

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