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GEOGRAPHY LESSONS are apparently

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GEOGRAPHY LESSONS are apparently lost on many American students.

A recent National Geographic survey found that only one in seven Americans aged between 18 and 24 could find Iraq or Iran on a map. While 58 percent knew about Afghanistan, only 17 percent could find it on a world map.

When asked to find 10 specific states on a map of the U.S., 89 percent could locate California and Texas, but only 51 percent could find New York. On a world map, Americans could only find seven of 16 countries in the quiz. Eleven percent couldn’t even find the U.S. on the map, and 29 percent couldn’t find the Pacific Ocean.

There have been many similar articles in recent weeks. In fact, we’ve been inspired to add more explicit geography instruction to our kids’ homeschool assignments.

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