My seventh graders have a difficult time understanding a new country just from reading the textbook material, so I created these accompanying Power Point presentations for alternate days. The kids found that by seeing photos from the actual places and matching them to the facts they had read about the day before, they understood the places better.
"Russia" highlights: Physical Geography, Urban versus Rural Life, Brief History, Communism, Russian People, Spotlight on Chechnya, Spotlight on Transportation, Spotlight on Struggling Economy, Trivia, and Citations.
“Russia” also has a quick critical thinking exercise at the end of the presentation. There is also a Free Graphic Organizer to accompany this presentation, available in my TpT store.
I have many other Power Points on other countries as well. Don't forget to check out my store!