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84% of Americans are unable to locate Ukraine on a world map; those that can't are more likely to support military intervention.
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As I've said before, a more informed, geo-literate citizenry helps to strengthen U.S. foreign policy and diplomatic efforts because they have a spatial framework within which to organize political, environmental, cultural and economic information. National Geographic recently also produced a video showing how geo-education is important for business professionals as a part of their geo-education community (if you haven't already, join!).
This says so much about ignorance and aggression... Do they even know that they'd have to come up with a catchy name because the Crimea has already got a war names after it?
These quotes are actual complaints received by a travel agency; some tourists were shocked to discover that their foreign excursion would actually have foreign experiences. I think all of these tourists need just a little more global awareness before they leave their front porch next time.
It seems that people bring their own comforts and cultural expectation and bring it to other countries getting upset because things are not the same as they are back home. This article also displays an air of igornace on behalf of the travelers as they appear that they do not know what there getting into before travel. One should study and learn extensively about what to expect on all levels including travel times this brings realistic expectations for the traveler himself. One should understand travel distance, whether they are a developing country with slower internet, customs traditons, language, popular foods, finding information online that will help you prepare for the trip ahead to create a clear expectation. This article shows that people do prepare sometimes and bring an unrealistic expecation to places they visit other than there own country. God forbid they are in any way inconvienienced.
As funny as these quotes are, it's also slightly infuriating how ignorant some people can be when visiting a foreign place. Personally, I'm envious of their general experience of leaving their homes to experience a more exotic place and it's a shame that travelling is so commercialized and the concept of the "Ugly American" is just laughed off. The point of travelling is to experience something new, not the same normal thing just with different scenery.
WARNING! This video contains explicit geographical scenes that may offend the non-worldy-wise.
A facetious look into the world of studying Geography. These students have obviously gone to a masive effort to explore their passion for Geography. While it may not be a stereotypically academic or intellectual piece, this video is a great representation of how a Geographer thinks broadly, critically and evaluatively.
I've seen other "Where the Hell is Matt" videos and this recent one is building on that tradition. These videos show some fantastic international icons and people around the world. Simultaneously, this video show the unique cultural elements seen around the world while showing the essential beauty of our common humanity. Who wouldn't want to go to all the places that Matt has been?
Tags: geo-inspiration, worldwide, folk culture.
Where can you send Matt ?
I can´t stop smiling from a photo I stumbled upon on the facebook page of Nomaden (a Norwegian travel store) – I just love it! I tried to find the source of the photo, but no luck. I found it sprea...
I think this is my new litmus test for potential friends. If this picture from Mongolia doesn't bring a smile to your face, I just don't think that we can be friends. If anyone can find the original source (or a hi-res version), I'd love to hear about it.
New changes to the 2014 test!!!
HUGGERS...this will affect YOU! Take a look!
Take a look HUGGERS!
GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings.
Very inteesting to see if on could guess where places are :)
Challenging but very fun!
This is the next best alternative to exploring the world right now.
Promotional video for AP Human Geography enrollment
This is video is a great tool to drum up interest in an AP Human Geography course produced by David Burton. Similar videos and things designed to promote the discipline and it's study can be found under the tag, "geo-inspiration."
Tags: APHG, geo-inspiration.
La geografía tiene que ver con todo.
Con ella entendemos el desarrollo humano.
Echa un vistazo.
I need to show this Day 1 of next school year
Geo-geek humor -- A cartoon strip on the projector in the 3 minutes before class can be a good thing. I'm a Robinson.