Headline Geography

This weeks lesson:
Thailand jails man for 50 years over insult
-- 01/22/2024

Q: A court in Thailand has sentenced a man to 50 years in prison over his Facebook posts that were ruled as insulting to the nation’s monarchy. It was the harshest penalty ever imposed under Thailand’s notorious lese-majesty law. Where is Thailand on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia?

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Q: Lese-majesty is the criminal defamation of a head of state – a king or president – or the state itself. Which of Thailand’s Indochina Peninsula neighbors jailed a noodle vendor for five years after he made fun of a government official?

A. Cambodia
B. Laos
C. Myanmar
D. Vietnam

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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.