James Matthew Atkinson

Section Categories

Beekeeping & Veg [8]
The perfect society
Music [16]
All things music
News [5]
How I feel on the latest issues
Interests [24]
What I like and see
Odds and Sods [13]
Everyone has them
Design [3]
It is all around us
Science [6]
It was a thorn in Religions side for years.....how things change
Holidays [2]
What we did while away from the cat
Wedding [1]
24th July 2014 at Gretna Green

Blog Archive

New Blog Entries

[02 March 2017][News]
Wordpress (0)
[02 July 2016][Beekeeping & Veg]
Hives, feeders, bee suits and still no actual bees (0)
[18 March 2016][Interests]
Big Chief makes a fantastic job of the 11th/12th Doctor Tardis (0)
[14 March 2016][Odds and Sods]
Thank goodness I am off Facebook at last (0)
[24 February 2016][Beekeeping & Veg]
My beekeeping is getting into gear (0)

Top Blog Entries

[21 July 2014][Music]
Signature Guitars and Amplifiers Anyone? (0)
[23 August 2014][Music]
Derek Riggs Artwork for Iron Maiden brings back wonderful reminiscence (0)
[28 April 2014][Science]
Gravity was an interesting film. Thanks to the effects it looked convincing so why did I find it awful (0)
[19 March 2014][Odds and Sods]
Harking for the good old Waltons and the love of the simple life (1)
[15 February 2014][Interests]
Self Builds and the Choices that have to be made Part 1 (3)

My Twitter Feed

EV Twitter Feed

Blog

Main » 2014 » August » 21 » Our World map and the lack of Knowledge - Get learning!
9:34 PM
Our World map and the lack of Knowledge - Get learning!
Here is a quick post for you. When I see some television programmes and geography is mentioned then 9 times out or 10 people seem ignorant to where some locations are in the world. Nowadays there is no excuse. The funny aspect I notice more than any other is that the general public knows quite a bit about specific countries. It fits in with the most common countries for holidays such as parts of Spain, Italy, Australia, America and France. It does sound as if I am generalising but it seems very common. Witnessing the confusion when some people are asked to point at where Tunisia is on a map is quite amusing, if slightly frustrating. Do you know where it is? Did you know that it is bordered with Algeria and the beautiful Mediterranean Ocean? It is part of Northern Africa and its main industries are mining, footwear, petroleum and beverages.

 


 
Where is the best place to get this information you may be asking. There is a go to site I always use. It is called mapsofworld.com. Now there is no excuse for unfamiliarity when it comes to where Madagascar, Mongolia or Tasmania is. I know it sounds ridiculous but I truly do believe that basic education such as where a country is and what is the capital are missing today. Whether it is the school or the student is unknown to me but more technical knowledge of our world is much needed. Please do some learning for me on this great world of ours. Don’t be that person who thinks South Sandwich is a snack you get in London.
Category: Odds and Sods | Views: 496 | Added by: James | Tags: map, Earth, World | Rating: 0.0/0
Total comments: 0
avatar

Search

Calendar

«  August 2014  »
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31

Latest Photos

Linkedin

View James Atkinson's profile on LinkedIn

Behance

Stats