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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.

Trump decision on Jerusalem sparks protests -- 12/11/2017

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Q: Violence erupted last week in the West Bank and Gaza Strip over President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, reversing decades of U.S. policy. Where is Israel?

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Q: Israel claimed West Jerusalem as its capital when the nation declared its independence in 1948. What neighboring nation controlled East Jerusalem before it was captured by Israel in 1967?

A. Egypt

B. Jordan

C. Lebanon

D. Syria

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