Headline Geography

This weeks lesson:
Is the world’s most populous country ‘India’ or ‘Bharat’?
-- 09/11/2023

Q: In hosting an international economic summit in New Delhi last week, government sent out invitations from the “President of Bharat” and stirred up a controversy over whether the country should be called India or Bharat. Where is this nation that is now considered the world’s most populous?

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Q: Both names India and Bharat appear in the nation’s constitution. The ruling Hindu nationalist party says India is a foreign name and a remnant of colonial rule. The words India, Hindu and Hindi all have a common root in Sindhu, an ancient Sanskrit name for a ...

A. Mountain
B. Plain
C. River
D. Valley



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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.