Thursday, April 6, 2017
Expert in Geography
It was day two with the English class at the continuation high school. We were fully into the movie Girl Rising, stopping every 15 minutes to review ethos, logos, and pathos. (Please see yesterday's post for a brief overview of the lesson.)
The teacher had suggested that it might be cool if I could find a world map and point out where each of the girls' stories took place.
A quick Google search turned up an awesome map where you can click on a country and a map of that country pops up. (It's here in case you want to check it out.)
I was not surprised that in most of the classes when I asked where Haiti, Nepal, and Egypt were I only got vague answers that were mostly wrong. This was the continuation high school, and as a culture we are notoriously bad at knowing where anything in the world is.
So, I was surprised when in 2nd period I asked where Haiti was, and one student gave me a very good description. Then he surprised me by correctly locating Nepal. And then Egypt.
They do actually take a geography class as freshmen. I'm glad that at least one of them was paying attention.
Could you locate those countries on a map without a hint? Did you take geography? How did you do in your geography class?
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