Sunday, July 19, 2009
Map Skills Headed South-----Which Way Is That?
In spite of the tremendous combined weight of old issues of National Geographic magazines in basements across our country, it turns out Americans are pretty bad at geography, and show a surprising lack of basic familiarity with maps. We seem to know way less even than the above map indicates.
American Map Skills - Australia is Iran?
I seem to remember that in the early 1980's, the University of Michigan dismantled its geography department. So maybe that academic trend contributed towards the problem. The following young lady has a different theory.
By the way, did you notice the most pointed joke in the first map? I'll give you a hint. It's not any of the written labels.