Headline Geography

This weeks lesson:
Taiwan’s voters elect a foe of China’s rulers
-- 01/15/2024

Q: Rebuffing dire warnings from the Chinese Communist Party about a choice between “war or peace,” Taiwan’s voters last week elected a president who promised to retain the island’s democracy separate from mainland China. Where is Taiwan off the southeast coast of China??

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Q: “Between democracy and authoritarianism, we choose to stand on the side of democracy,” said president-elect Lai Ching-te, who has rejected China’s territorial claims to the island. Taiwan has had a democracy since which year?

A. 1688, end of Dutch colonial rule
B. 1895, end of Chinese imperial rule
C. 1945, end of Japanese imperial rule
D. 1996, presidential election

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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.