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:
Melting ice reveals ancient Viking trade route in Norway
-- 04/20/2020

Q: Ice patches that melted from the slopes of a remote mountain pass in Norway have revealed artifacts that provide new insight into the livelihood of hunters, traders and travelers along a route thousands of years old. Where is Norway?

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Q: The relics dating from 300 to 1500 include tunics and mittens woven with wool, leather shoes, arrows and even snowshoes made for horses. Travel through the pass peaked about 1000 during the Viking Age and fell drastically after what killed about half of Norway’s population by 1400?

A. Famine
B. Plague
C. War
D. All of the above



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