This educational tool introduces the countries of the world and the states of the United States to students. Through active participation - colouring the maps - students should gain a broader understanding of the material and retain more information. The text is divided into sections, each dealing with a separate continent and containing a political map, a physical map and regional maps of individual countries grouped according to region. Basic facts are covered including: size, populations, government, language, climate and culture. Information, unique qualities, and current events related to individual countries appear on the page opposite the map for easy reference.