statistics tell us that u.s. students are some of the worst in the world at geography. because the u.s. is so big, and because so few americans travel abroad, americans are not as exposed to physical geography as citizens of other countries, and are therefore not as good at the subject. however, help is coming to students in southern california. led by diane favro, todd presner, jan reiff, and willeke wendrich, the keck digital cultural mapping project at ucla seeks to remedy this lack of geographical knowledge in part by using new mapping technologies to expose students to issues of geography and culture.
Digital Cultural Mapping teaches students to use new technologies to investigate and map a wide-range of cultural, historical, and social dynamics.
if you need further evidence why this cultural mapping project is so important, see the fox news graphic to the right.
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