This product contains four map activities on Central Asia and ten Internet activities. Your class will learn where these countries are located and the Internet activities are designed to provide research on each country. There is a spelling list provided and an activity on learning the capitals of these countries. Five of these countries were in the Soviet Union and one Internet activity pertains to Putin and his aggression in the world today. This product can be used to enhance your study of this region or it can be used to supplement your current events program. When any of these countries are in the news, introduce your students to where the country is located by using one of the map activities. 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.