Started by wolf39us, February 20, 2013, 01:18:22 PM
Quote from: Hydra009 on March 19, 2023, 12:09:39 AMGeography is hard Unfortunately, due to several factors, American geography skills are subpar. This is likely due to a poor emphasis on geography in primary school, not great schooling in general, a lack of emphasis on geography in news blurbs as an adult, and ironically because of America's geography - we have only two land neighbors which we are quite familiar with, but that familiarity gets pretty hazy pretty quickly and it takes real effort to build up a familiarity with say, eastern european geography which a lot of Americans simply don't have the time and/or inclination to learn and maintain.Also, I wouldn't be able to correctly multiply 7 times 8 correctly in front of a camera.And finally, the unfamiliar orientation of the map (normally, the US is on the far left side, and Russia is on the far right) and lack of color (making it difficult to differentiate countries) is likely contributing to confusion.
Quote from: Unbeliever on March 19, 2023, 12:09:49 PMYeah, I bet everyone on this forum could name at least several, if not more. 🤔
Quote from: Mike Cl on March 19, 2023, 04:00:55 PMI remember in the mid-80's I read a report from the Military Intel unit (active reserve) I was a member of that 10% of the West Point cadets failed to accurately label the Soviet Union on a blank map. I found that a little disturbing then and I still do.