Turkey is in the news and it is important to know where it is and what countries border this significant country. This product contains two map activities on Turkey and one additional map activity locating 40 countries on a map of Europe, Africa and Asia. These activities will help your students to understand the importance of Turkey’s location in the world and why it plays such an essential part in the current events of today. There are four Internet Activities included in this package. Five rivers in turkey are introduced to your students in this package of materials. The Balkan Peninsula is also presented to your class in this helpful resource. A whole group game is provided for a quick review and this will ensure your class will retain the information presented in this package. This product’s main purpose is to turn your class on to the news and encourage your students to bring in current events about Turkey. After your class knows the geography of 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.