This product has three map activities. One is on Japan and two are one East Asia. Teach your class about where Japan is located because Japan is in the news. Engage your students in their own learning a comprehensive Internet Activity on the earthquakes that hit Japan in April 2016. This activity has 30 interesting questions that will motivate your class to want to learn more and watch for the next earthquake in the news. Terms like the Ring of Fire, tsunami, tectonic plates, epicenter, hypocenter, aftershocks, foreshock and mainshock are introduced in this activity. Even the April 16th earthquake in Ecuador is referred to so your class will be driven to do more research. All my products are done to encourage your students to become more interested in the news. This product will create background information that will increase your students’ knowledge on earthquakes and geography of this region. Remember the more background knowledge a student has the better their reading scores will be. Incorporate current events with map activities into your curriculum and turn out more informed citizens. If you are studying Japan, look for my more comprehensive product on Japan. It will include all these activities plus more Internet activities on the history, government and other important facts about this country.