Headline Geography

This weeks lesson:
Tanker explosion kills scores in Sierra Leone
-- 11/08/2021

Q: An oil tanker exploded last week in Sierra Leone killing at least 98 people and severely injuring more than 100 others after large crowds gathered to collect fuel leaking after a traffic accident. Where is the small nation of Sierra Leone on the southwest coast of West Africa?

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Q: “Bike riders, taxi drivers and people around the neighborhood rushed to the scene to collect the leaking fuel, and in the process, the tanker exploded,” said the nation’s vice-president. The explosion occurred in a suburb of Sierra Leone’s capital ...

A. Bissau
B. Conakry
C. Freetown
D. Monrovia

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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.