If ever there was something that needed to be posted about the insanity that is our public school system, the above work sheet is it. My nephew brought this home because he has to study it for a test at school. So far so good. Yet why a house instead of a map of North America you ask? Why, because the school believes that this is easier for kids to learn geography.
No, wait. You're saying to yourself: "this must be for kindergarteners or first graders to ease the lil' dears into geography". Nope. Try FIFTH GRADE!!! First it was the partial products nonsense that completely screws up learning basic multiplication, then we were told not to worry because my nephew really has no need to learn how to spell since he'll be using Microsoft Word (WTF?!?), and now this BS.
The deliberate dumbing-down of education in public schools is just criminal.