The 26th of November at 12:00 local time in all regions of our country and abroad there will take place a geographical dictation. The scale educational action, the initiator of which is Vladimir Putin, is being held by the Russian Geographical Society for the third time.
The dictation will include 30 test tasks, divided into three blocks. The first one consists of questions on knowledge of geographical concepts and terms. The second one is aimed at checking the skills to work with the map. The third one – is aimed at determining the geographical objects according to the records of travelers' diaries and excerpts from works of art. As it evidenced by the opinions of the participants of the action of the past years, they especially like the last block of questions that "... encourages reading new books and looking at maps with interest."
Vladimir Putin: "Along with the history of the Fatherland, the Russian language, literature, geography serves as the basis for the formation of patriotic values, cultural, national identity and self-awareness."
The highest score, which can be obtained for the dictation, is 100 points, the lowest is 0. Alas, while the average score of participants in the dictation does not exceed three on a five-point scale. You can learn whether you are being the honors pupil, the good or the three-score receiver pupil without making harm to your own reputation - testing is anonymous, and you can get your result by a unique number that is assigned to each participant.
The dictation was so popular with Russians, that in the first year of its conduct the participants of online testing for a few hours collapsed the site of the Russian Geographical Society. The following year, during the first hours of the action, about 30 thousand people wrote about it on the website of the Russian Geographical Society, and the number of full-time sites increased seven-fold, increasing from 210 to 1464.
Each of our readers can not only take part in the verification of geographical knowledge, but also organize a dictation site in their region. On the project website dictant.rgo.ru, there is open registration of sites for organizations wishing to hold an action within their walls.
For several days of the site, more than 30 dictation sites have already appeared on the map throughout the country - these are schools and culture houses, libraries and universities of Norilsk, Dalnerechensk, Ulan-Ude and other settlements. At the moment the most western point of dictation is in Vyborg, the most eastern - in a small village Palana of the Kamchatka region. We should pay your attention to the fact that in the year of 2017 you may register the site only through the website.
The geographical dictation is being held by the Russian Geographical Society from the year of 2015. 71 929 people there took part in the action in 2015. In 2016, there were 187,187 people. The average score, scored by the participants of the previous dictation, is equal to 52 points out of 100 possible. Expressed in school terminology, this is "3". Moreover, the best result was shown by participants aged 54 and over. These are those who studied geography in school in the 60-70s of the last century. And the lowest average score was given to the age group from 11 to 18 years. They studied geography in the 2000 - 2010-ies.
Join the geographical dictation! Let's study Russia anew. Together!