Home Schooling

Splash Magazine (Sam's Club Members)
Creation Integrated Media
USA

Spring 2003
Geography:
Expanding Your Child's Borders
(pages 20, 21)

by Rebecca Ponton

When the results of the National Geographic-Roper 2002 Global Geographic Literacy Survey were released, they
revealed that young adults (aged 18 - 24) in America scored second to last (out of the nine countries represented) in their knowledge of geography. More shocking was the revelation that approximately 11% of the Americans polled couldn't even locate the US on a map! Geography should not be an abstract concept; there are plenty of ways you can present the subject so that it catches your child's attention . . .

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