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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.

Syrian man trapped in Malaysia airport -- 04/16/2018

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Q: Hassan al-Kontar fled his home to avoid conscription into the Syrian army and fighting in that nation’s vicious civil war. After losing his job and other misadventures, he ended up living in a Malaysian airport for more than a month with nowhere else to go. Where is Malaysia?

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