Get your students engaging with the maps in their textbook! This definitely beats just having them label and color a blank version of it. It's a great way to prep students for an in-depth discussion of the geographical aspects of the text material.
This handy double-sided assignment sheet forces them to analyze textbook maps thoroughly, organizing the information in a logical manner, responding in their own words, and making their own inferences. It's more student-centered than map-specific questions or labeling and coloring, and it's very convenient for the teacher because it's designed to be universal--you can use it with any history textbook. Just give them the page number of the map you want to assign for analysis and the students take it from there.