Where is Iraq? - Page 4




 
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Boots
 
May 4th, 2006  
boris116
 
 
I would agree with those who stated that the reason of the geographical ignorance of many people lies in their inability to see any benefit in this knowledge. The teaching technics are secondary.

I can give you an example. My Russian friends love to make fun of the perceived "American ignorance". They think that they were taught well in the Soviet schools. OK, I have visited my classmate, a chess champion and the author of some MS Windows-related books. So, he is not dumb. And, mind you, we had the same geography teacher! My friend lives in NY for almost 15 years and next morning he is going to drive us to the Port - we are going on cruise! So, he asked me - where are you going? Answer: "Boston, Portland, then - Canada and back"
His next question was - "Are you going to Alaska, too?"
The guy has a very good education, good brains, he lives right on the coast of the Atlantic, he sees the map of North America EVERY DAY when he watches the weather report on TV and he thinks that Alaska goes from the Pacific to the Atlantic ALL THE WAY!!!!

In the same time, he is a big fan of soccer and of Italy. So, almost every year he goes to Italy to watch some matches during his vacation. And (due to this!) he knows the Italian geography much better than the American one...
May 4th, 2006  
Italian Guy
 
 
You should tell your friend there is a tiny little country called Canada between Alaska and the Atlantic
Plus, it'd be so fun to take him on a cruise in Italy from Naples to Tehran
May 4th, 2006  
Rob Henderson
 
 
I KNOW WHERE IT IS!!ps. I would definitely go on that cruise...lol
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Boots
May 5th, 2006  
Ted
 
 
Research has proven that people think in mental maps. The unkown ends up in silly places all over the world! This will continu and everybody has this habit.

p.s. Luckily I am not doing so bad on the link CK gave.... only trouble is the spelling in a different language cause some troubles. But still a decent score
May 5th, 2006  
bulldogg
 
 
I am such a NERD!!! Perfect scores.

Anyone need directions?
May 5th, 2006  
Italian Guy
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bulldogg
I am such a NERD!!! Perfect scores.

Anyone need directions?
Which one did you take? There are lots-
May 5th, 2006  
bulldogg
 
 
The World one, the Europe one was easy and asia too... Africa was very difficult.
May 5th, 2006  
Italian Guy
 
 
K gonna do it.
May 5th, 2006  
Ted
 
 
Hahahahaha damn this link, I have been doing it all day. It's kind quiet because of memorial day, so I've had plenty of training.. State capitals in the US was also kinda hard! I aced Europe on geographers level hahahaha!!
May 5th, 2006  
The Cooler King
 
I know, it's addicting. I got Europe, Asia, Mid East, South America, US Capitals, and Canadian Provinces down. I'm working on Africa right now. The hardest ones have to be the Caribbean and Oceania with all those tiny little islands.