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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.
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