July 6

Science/Social Studies

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The following information came from a recent article in National Geographic .com

National Geographic, 10/11/16

 

Geography Schmeography?

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!!

 

Check out the following sites to practice your states:

Ameriquake:

http://mrnussbaum.com/ameriquake-play/

Collage America

http://mrnussbaum.com/collage-america/