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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.

Spacecraft makes emergency landing in Kazakhstan -- 10/15/2018

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Q: A Russian cosmonaut and a U.S. astronaut were safe after a Soyuz rocket bound for the International Space Station failed in mid-air two minutes after liftoff, leading to a dramatic emergency landing in Kazakhstan. Where is the Central Asian nation of Kazakstan?

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