INTERESTING: Where is Africa, Europe, South America, and the USA actually?

Some common geographic mental misplacements
John Nelson

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So what are some tantalizing locational mistakes that seemingly come pre-installed in American students’ minds that geography teachers wrestle to overcome?

So glad you asked! Here is a cherry-picked handful of examples that we’ll dive into…

  • The northiness of Africa
  • The northiness of Europe
  • The eastiness of South America

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I think I knew these but it was good to get a feel for EXACTLY where these places are.

How does your mental map square with reality?


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