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:
U.S. charges Venezuela’s president with drug trafficking
-- 03/30/2020

Q: President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela was indicted in the United States last week in a narco-terrorism and cocaine trafficking conspiracy in which prosecutors said he led a violent drug cartel even as he amassed power. Where is Venezuela?

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Q: The indictment accused Maduro and other members of his inner circle of conspiring with rebels in the nation on Venezuela’s western border “to flood the United States with cocaine” and use the drug trade as a “weapon against America.” What nation is Venezuela’s neighbor?

A. Brazil
B. Colombia
C. Guyana
D. Trinidad and Tobago



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