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:
Indonesia to move its capital from a sinking city
-- 09/02/2019

Q: Indonesia’s president said last week that the country’s capital will move from overcrowded, sinking and polluted Jakarta to a sparsely populated site on Borneo island, known for rain forests and orangutans. Where is the southeast Asian island nation of Indonesia?

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How 2941 other students across the country scored on this question:
Right:    51%
Wrong:  49%
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Question 2 of 5

Q: Jakarta is the fastest sinking city in the world, and with more than 30 million people in its metropolitan area, it is the second most populous city in the world. Where does New York City, the largest U.S. metropolitan area, rank?

A. First
B. Fourth
C. Eighth
D. Eighteenth

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