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:
South Africa’s lockdown reveals a deadly habit
-- 05/11/2020

Q: South Africa’s lockdown to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus includes a ban on the sale and transport of alcohol. Health officials say the strict alcohol ban has cut admissions to hospital trauma units more than 5,000 per week. Where is South Africa?

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Question 2 of 5

Q: Unlike most countries fighting COVID-19, the number of deaths in South Africa is actually lower than what would be expected without the pandemic. What has happened to the death rate in the United States since the start of COVID-19?

A. Risen sharply
B. Declined slightly
C. About the same



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