Despite the United States´ increasing involvement in world affairs, American children remain woefully uninformed about the geography and cultures of other countries. Many young adults today lack basic geographic knowledge that would be almost unthinkable a generation ago.

"Geographic illiteracy impacts our economic well-being, our relationships with other nations and the environment, and isolates us from the world," National Geographic president John Fahey .
About 11 percent of young citizens of the U.S. couldn´t even locate the U.S. on a map. The Pacific Ocean´s location was a mystery to 29 percent; Japan, to 58 percent; France, to 65 percent; and the...

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