Headline Geography

This weeks lesson:
Political refugees strain Costa Rica
-- 09/05/2022

Q: Since Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega began locking up dozens of political opponents before last year’s election, asylum seekers from that nation have surged into its much smaller southern neighbor, Costa Rica. Where is the Central American nation of Costa Rica?

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Q: Asylum seekers now account for 4% of Costa Rica’s population of about 5 million people. According to the United Nations, Costa Rica ranked fourth in the number of asylum applications received last year. Which Latin American nation had more asylum seekers?

A. Brazil
B. Colombia
C. Mexico
D. Peru

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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.