You know, I HATED geography when I was in school.  But now I find I actually have to teach it in my English classes.  One of my children’s classes was learning country names and we were playing a trivia game.  I asked them “This country is very close to Japan.” The choices were China, Taiwan, Australia, Mexico, Korea, Spain,  the U.K. and the U.S.  They all shouted, “The U.S.!”.  Then I asked “This country is very close to the U.S.”  and they all shouted, “Taiwan!”   I guess next week I will be bringing in maps.

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