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:
El Salvador authorizes use of lethal force against gangs
-- 04/27/2020

Q: El Salvador’s president on Sunday authorized the use of “lethal force” by police and military against gang members to crack down on heightened violence amid the coronavirus pandemic. Where is the small Central American nation of El Salvador?

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Q: After more 50 gang murders in three days, President Nayib Bukele said he was ordering a 24-hour lockdown in prisons housing some 12,862 gang members. El Salvador’s homicide rate is second only to its northeastern neighbor . . .

A. Belize
B. Guatemala
C. Honduras
D. Panama

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