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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.

Remains of a brutal past returned to Namibia -- 09/03/2018

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Q: Namibian officials in Berlin last week received the remains of some of the indigenous people killed in their country by German forces in a genocide more than a century ago. Where is the southwest African nation of Namibia?

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Q: Between 1904 and 1908, German troops were ordered to wipe out native tribes who had resisted colonization. Skulls and other body parts of some of the dead were sent back to Europe where they were used in a discredited attempt to prove European racial superiority. The Germans were ousted during World War I by troops from Namibia’s southern neighbor …

A. Angola

B. Botswana

C. South Africa

D. Zambia



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