Headline Geography

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.

This weeks lesson:
Joe the pigeon is spared the death sentence in Australia
-- 01/18/2021

Q: A pigeon nicknamed Joe that Australia had declared a biosecurity risk received a reprieve from a death sentence after a U.S. bird organization declared that its identifying leg band was fake. Where is Australia?

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How 831 other students across the country scored on this question:
Right:    54%
Wrong:  46%
Your score on this quiz: 1 out of 1

Question 2 of 5

Q: On the basis of that leg band, Australian officials originally thought the bird came from the Oregon and posed a disease risk. Joe had been found in Melbourne, the second largest city in Australia. Which city is the nation’s largest?

A. Adelaide
B. Brisbane
C. Canberra
D. Sydney

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