The following information came from a recent article in National Geographic .com
Even for U.S. geography, the survey results for young adults are just dismal.
Half could not find New York State on a map of the United States.
A third of the respondents could not find Louisiana, and 48 percent couldn’t locate Mississippi on a map of the United States, even though Hurricane Katrina put these southeastern states in the spotlight in 2005.
Many young Americans also lack basic map-reading skills.
Told they could escape an approaching hurricane by evacuating to the northwest, only two-thirds could indicate which way northwest is on a map.
Yikes!!! Let’s improve these statistics!!
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