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:
Mount Everest is 3 feet taller, says Nepal
-- 12/14/2020

Q: In an announcement broadcast live on national television, Nepal said last week that new surveys place the official height of Mount Everest at 29,031.69 feet above sea level, about 3 feet higher than a measurement dating back to the 1950s. Where is the small Asian nation of Nepal?

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Q: The new official figure is the culmination of an exhaustive process involving two trips taking equipment to the summit and years of measurements to calculate Everest’s precise height above sea level. The measurements were conducted by Nepal and its northern neighbor . . .

A. Bangladesh
B. Bhutan
C. China
D. India

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