Holy cow, I wrote a book!
The official curriculum for seventh grade students in
the state of Washington includes Washington history and geography.
My friend the seventh grade teacher typically includes as part
of this curriculum an assignment wherein each student is
assigned one of the state's counties on which to produce a brief report.
It is common to
substitute up and down for north and south
when speaking informally,
but it is also important to know when you've taken the
substitution too far.
One student's report on Pierce County began with the
Pierce County is at the bottom of Puget Sound.