So this is what my computer screen has looked liked the past few days. In my attempt to relearn geography I have been using this website. It is actually very helpful!! First it has you learn the location of each country, then have you click on it when it is named, and so on until you are able to click on where the country is with out having any outlines. I am starting with Africa, the continent I probably will struggle the most with. I have actually done pretty well though, and after taking a break for a day or two, have been able to still remember where they are all located! I thought it might also be interesting to learn a little bit about a few of these countries while I do this so here is a little something on: Mauritania (Did you know that was a country?)
3.1 million people live in a country that is predominantly desert. Education is compulsory for 6 years, but there is only a 59% literacy rate among adults. Most people who live there are farmers, but the major industry is mining and commercial fishing.
The US contributes 11.1 million dollars in aid every year.
And now you know all about Mauritania!