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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.

Canada bans assault-style weapons after Nova Scotia massacre -- 05/04/2020

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Q: Canada is banning the sale of military-grade assault weapons in the aftermath of the country's deadliest mass shooting which killed 22 people in Nova Scotia. Where is the Atlantic island province of Nova Scotia on this map of Canada?

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Q: Saying families and friends of gun violence victims "deserve more than thoughts and prayers," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the ban in Canada’s national capital . . .

A. Edmonton

B. Montreal

C. Ottawa

D. Toronto

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