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Old 02-18-2013, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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From age 5 to 13 I attended a French school, and they take geography very seriously -- especially where former French colonies are concerned. So by the time I was 10 or 11 I could name every country in the world and its capital, neighbors, etc.

Still can. I named 166 countries in 9 minutes:

Can you name the countries of the world? | Online Games & Trivia by Sporcle
Brilliant, Correctly spelling some of them is the big problem for me.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Texas
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In the 6th grade, we were tasked to do this - fill in a blank map of the world from memory.
We were given a week or two to study for it.
That was part of normal classwork in our 'gifted' class.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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Wow THAT is impressive!
Always loved geography, and being a football fan helps, learn the flags of the national sides, teams from cities etc. It's a pretty useless skill though, can't feed the family for knowing the flag and capital of Turkmenistan!
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:38 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Around 8 or so except I would get a lot of Central and West Africa in a jumble.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Easy! Americans are taught at an early age the world map...

Map of the World
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:19 AM
 
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I can identify most countries in Asia and Europe (I get a little bit mixed around Eastern Europe though). South America and Africa totally escape me, while I'm decent with North America.

I'm extremely good at memorising capitals though.
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:17 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I can identify most countries in Asia and Europe (I get a little bit mixed around Eastern Europe though). South America and Africa totally escape me, while I'm decent with North America.

I'm extremely good at memorising capitals though.
Including Central America? Canada, US and Mexico aren't hard to point out...
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Near Tours, France about 4710'N 025'E
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Easy! Americans are taught at an early age the world map...

Map of the World

I would be interested to see hand-made map made by people by memory (without watching a map).
It is interesting to see what mental image people have of the world. It could give some interesting surprises/

Do you know a bank of such drawing on internet, I've been searching for this a long time.

Or Could some of you try to draw, scan and post such maps if you want to try this "game" ?
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:12 PM
 
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I would be interested to see hand-made map made by people by memory (without watching a map).
It is interesting to see what mental image people have of the world. It could give some interesting surprises/

Do you know a bank of such drawing on internet, I've been searching for this a long time.

Or Could some of you try to draw, scan and post such maps if you want to try this "game" ?
"Hand-made map" you've said?
By memory?

I hope this helps...


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Old 02-23-2013, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Westminster, London
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"Hand-made map" you've said?
By memory?

I hope this helps...

Hahah

There are multitudes of "the world according to the USA" maps on the internet. I especially like the one which points to central europe with the annotation ' here be dragons '.

If geography tuition in the states is so wonderful, I wonder if someone other than miss teen south carolina can explain why some polls show one in five americans can't locate the USA on a world map.


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