Russia is in the news and it is important to know where in the world Russia is and what countries border this significant country. This product contains one map activity on Russia and one map test. This package also includes an additional map activity locating 40 countries on a map of Europe, Africa and Asia. There are two Internet Activities included in this package. There is a poster and homework assignment included to encourage your class to keep up with the news. This product’s main purpose is to turn your class on to the news and encourage your students to bring in current events about Russia. After your class knows the location of the countries in this area, your students will be more motivated to learn additional information about this region of the world. Teaching current events and geography can strengthen comprehension skills and improve test scores by providing your students with more valuable background knowledge.