11 Introduction to World Regional Geography

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Introduction to World Regional Geography By Irina Vakulenko, Ph.D.
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GEOGRAPHIC INSTRUCTION IS CRITICAL IN OUR INCREASINGLY INTERDEPENDENT WORLD : Whereas an ignorance of geography, foreign languages and cultures places the United States at a disadvantage with other countries in matters of business, politics and the environment; Whereas the United States is a nation of worldwide involvement and global influence, the responsibilities of which demand an understanding of the lands, languages and cultures of the world; and Whereas national attention must be focused on the integral role that knowledge of world geography plays in preparing citizens of the United States for the future of an increasingly interdependent and interconnected world. US Congress, 1987
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economic well-being, our relationships with other nations and the environment, and isolates us from our world,” said John Fahey, National Geographic's chief executive. “Geography is what helps us make sense of our world, by showing the connections between people and places.” May 5, 2006
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course GEOG 1303 taught by Professor Vakulenko during the Spring '08 term at Collin College.

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