Headline Geography

This weeks lesson:
Heat kills more than 1,000 pilgrims in Saudi Arabia
-- 06/24/2024

Q: More than 1,000 people died during Hajj this year as extreme heat hammered the nearly two million who took part in the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Every Muslim is required to make the pilgrimage once in their lifetime if they are able. Where is Saudi Arabia?

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Question 2 of 5

Q: Most of the dead came from Saudi Arabia’s nearest North African neighbor ...

A. Egypt
B. Iran
C. Jordan
D. Tunisia



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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.