This product contains two map activities and one test on Israel; so your class will know where Israel is located and the countries bordering Israel. These maps show where the Gaza Strip and West Bank are located. There is a map activity on the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea so your class will know even more about this important region of the world. 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 4 Internet Activities that will help your students get to know People in the News. 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 Israel is in the news, introduce your students to where the country is located by using one of these map activities. After your class knows the geography of 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.