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:
Lebanon slips into darkness as electricity grid shuts down
-- 10/11/2021

Q: Lebanon had no centrally generated electricity after fuel shortages forced its two largest power stations to shut down completely Saturday, and a government official said the electricity grid was unlikely to restart for several days. Where is the small nation of Lebanon on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea?

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How 463 other students across the country scored on this question:
Right:    52%
Wrong:  48%
Your score on this quiz: 1 out of 1

Question 2 of 5

Q: Before the shutdown, the state-run power company was able to provide electricity only a few hours a day in a country suffering an economic collapse that has plunged millions of Lebanese into poverty. The power company also has been plagued by corruption, with smugglers taking its fuel to sell at a profit in which country on Lebanon’s northern and eastern border?

A. Iran
B. Iraq
C. Syria
D. Turkey



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