Give this map test the first day of school and see how much your class doesn’t know. Incorporate current events into your curriculum this year and integrate map activities into this program. Each marking period give this test again and see how much progress each student has made. By the end of the school year your students will know where every country in the world is and you will have taken very little classroom time or done very little extra work in teaching this important knowledge. Get all of my map products and let me do the work for you. Once you have bought these map activities, you will have them to use every year. Integrating is the best way to teach. Reinforce reading skills as you teach current events. Remember the more your students know the more they will want to know.