Brazil is in the news and it is important to know where it is and what countries border this interesting country. This product contains two map activities on Brazil and two map activities on South America. There are twelve Internet activities included in this product. There is an article on the Zika virus in this package of materials. This article was taken from the Internet in February 2016 and it is about two pregnant women in Brazil who may have the Zika virus. This article comes with 21 comprehension questions aimed at helping your class understand the complexities of this world problem. Sixteen vocabulary words are introduced and taught in this package. A homework activity is included to encourage your students to continue to explore this urgent problem in the news. This product’s main purpose is to turn your class on to the news and encourage your students to bring in current events about Brazil. After your class knows the geography of this area, your students will be more motivated to learn additional information about this region of the world. Teaching current events and geography can strengthen comprehension skills and improve test scores by providing your students with more valuable background knowledge.