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:
Drought, climate change threaten Panama Canal
-- 01/13/2020

Q: The Panama Canal’s watershed experienced its fifth driest year of the last seven decades in 2019, underscoring warnings that climate change poses a major challenge to the recently expanded waterway. Where is Panama?

Correct! (Scroll down for the next question)

How 527 other students across the country scored on this question:
Right:    53%
Wrong:  47%
Your score on this quiz: 1 out of 1

Question 2 of 5

Q: It takes tons of water to raise and lower ships going through the canal’s locks as they travel between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The Atlantic is at which end of the canal?

A. Northeast
B. Southeast
C. Southwest
D. Northwest

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