Teach in US schools that North, Central and South America are part of 1 continent not 2!

Teach in US schools that North, Central and South America are part of 1 continent not 2!

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Ana Coello started this petition to Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke and

Our problem with immigrants from countries to the South of the US is due in part to the fact that we view them as "others." A concrete example of this is that we are taught in the US that North and South America are two continents while the rest of the world's students are taught that America from the Arctic Circle to Cape Horn is one continent, America.

Changing attitudes will take time, but it begins with recognizing we are more alike than different. Teaching school children in the US that America is a single continent and that everyone in its countries are Americans, like children around the world are already taught, is a good first step.

I started this petition because...
We are a group of international students from Venezuela, Brazil, Germany, and Russia studying at Georgia State University. We are doing a project to encourage understanding and compassion for immigrants and refugees fleeing their homes in search of safety and a better life in the USA. We discovered this odd difference in our perceptions about the number of continents in discussions with our US born classmates and felt we had to do something about it.

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