Ohh Maa Eh-God..(Is europe a country?)

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  1. janie

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    It's very unfortunate that our schools don't teach geography anymore.

    Many children AND ADULTS have no clue where other countries are located.
     
  2. Cumbrella

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    Are you serious? Has schools in the US ditched geography?
     
  3. whdream

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    I agree completely
     
  4. DConCT

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    Schools in my hometown still teach World Geography from Kindergarten through High School.
     
  5. Zackman

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    The best thing about Sweden is:
    The Swedish bikini team

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  6. hw711

    hw711 Moderator/Dance Machine Registered Member

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    National Geographic did a study last year on the geographic literacy of young(18-24) Americans. They found that...

    - Fewer than 3 in 10 think it important to know the locations of countries in the news and just 14 percent believe speaking another language is a necessary skill.

    - Only 37% of young Americans can find Iraq on a map—though U.S. troops have been there since 2003.

    - 57% could not find the Indian subcontinent on a map of Asia.

    - 75% were unable to locate Israel on a map of the Middle East.

    - Nearly 75% incorrectly named English as the most widely spoken native language.

    - 48% of young Americans believe the majority population in India is Muslim.

    - Half of young Americans can't find New York on a map.

    The complete report can be found at http://www.nationalgeographic.com/roper2006/pdf/FINALReport2006GeogLitsurvey.pdf
     
  7. DConCT

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    I can find NY on a map.
     
  8. hw711

    hw711 Moderator/Dance Machine Registered Member

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    But it's been a while since you were a young American.
     
  9. DConCT

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    Define 'Young American' sir

    and as smart as I may think I am, I still don't care about most things on that list.
     
  10. hw711

    hw711 Moderator/Dance Machine Registered Member

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    If you read carefully, the study was conducted with subjects between the age of 18-24. The list is just a snapshot. There are a lot more shocking stats in the full report.
     
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