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Education: Geography #115418

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 07, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Phoenix, Arizona: Bill Blakemore) United States high school students' lack of knowledge of geography featured. [STUDENTS - answer geography questions incorrectly.] [National Geographic Society spokesperson Dr. Kit SALTER - discusses high school students' lack of geographic awareness.] Map-drawing skills of United States and Soviet students contrasted; results of United Nations study given. [National Geographic Society president Gil GROSVENOR - says United States kids don't know where they are.] [Teacher Sue PURCELL - comments.] Establishment of computer network for school children by National Geographic Society noted; scenes shown. [National Geographic Society spokesperson George PETERSON - discusses teacher's role.] Classroom techniques described.

Blakemore, Bill;
Jennings, Peter

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