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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.

High tides swamp Venice in northern Italy -- 11/18/2019

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Q: More than 80 percent of the low-lying Italian city of Venice was submerged last week after being hit by the highest tidewaters in more than 50 years. Where is Italy?

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Q: Venice is built on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by more than 400 bridges in the shallow Venetian Lagoon on the Adriatic Sea. The Adriatic is part of what larger body of water?

A. Atlantic Ocean

B. Mediterranean Sea

C. World Ocean

D. All of the above

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