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:
Bay of Bengal spawns another deadly cyclone
-- 05/25/2020

Q: Cyclone Amphan swept out of the Bay of Bengal last week to devastate Bangladesh and eastern India, killing more than 100 people with winds up to 115 miles an hour and waves as high as 15 feet. Where is the Bay of Bengal?

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Q: It is the largest bay in the world with 500 million people living on the coastal rim that surrounds it. And, 26 of the 35 deadliest tropical cyclones in recorded history have occurred in the Bay of Bengal. Cyclones are the same kind of storm as …

A. Hurricanes
B. Typhoons
C. Both



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