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.

Syria’s civil war enters 10th year -- 03/16/2020

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Q: Since it began in early 2011, the Syrian civil war has killed hundreds of thousands of people, driven more than driven half of the nation’s 23 million people from their homes and left 80 percent of the population living in poverty. Where is Syria?

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Q: The Syrian war has had a global impact by pitting major powers against each other in the fighting and sending millions of refugees over its borders. What neighboring nation to the north has taken in most of the Syrians who fled the war?

A. Iraq

B. Jordan

C. Lebanon

D. Turkey

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