November 18, 2009, 11:37 am
Geography Awareness Week: November 15-21
By Lisa Agustin
To kick off this year’s Geography Awareness Week, National Geographic invited all 100 U.S. Senators to draw a map of their home state from memory and to label at least three important places. Visit the online gallery to see who was up to the challenge (pictured above: map of Wyoming by Sen. Michael Enzi (R)–who knew it was so square?).
For more to do, also check out NG’s My Wonderful World, an online resource for promoting global literacy. The site includes a number of map-based features, including Google Earth geo-tours, a blog with a global perspective, and a survey to test your global IQ.
(via Cranston Style)
Memo to Jack Reed, Senator of Rhode Island: Places you live is not the same as “important places.”
Posted by Henry Woodbury on November 18, 2009 at 12:03 pm
My favorite is the one of ID by James Risch (R)– 19 points of interest by memory? Really?
Posted by Lisa Agustin on November 18, 2009 at 12:27 pm