This product contains two map activities and two tests on Iraq; so your class will know where Iraq is located and the countries bordering Iraq. This package also comes with a Middle East Map test. Every student in your class will know where over 30 countries are located when they complete this package of materials. This package also includes 7 Internet Activities that will help your students get to know People in the News and region better. This package of materials can be used to enhance your study of this region or it can be used to supplement your current events program. When Iraq is in the news, introduce your students to where the country is located by using one of these map activities. Then display a poster when you assign a homework activity on bringing in a current event about Iraq. After your class knows the location of countries in this area and understands the country, your students will be more motivated to learn more about this area. Teaching current events and geography can strengthen comprehension skills and improve test scores by providing your students with more valuable background knowledge.