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3.5.06

Six out of 10 young Americans cannot find Iraq on a map

iraq poster on walls (image by indymedia)The US may be the world's only true superpower but global domination does not equal global knowledge. A new survey shows young Americans have what can only be described as shoddy geography skills, with six out of 10 unable to locate Iraq on a map and almost half incapable of pointing to the state of Mississippi.
The National Geographic Society has released the results of the survey to coincide with a campaign to improve "geographic literacy". Central to the campaign is a website at www.Mywonderfulworld.org which contains suggestions for outdoor family activities, links to geography games and classroom materials.
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