Covering the countries of the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe, two full pages are devoted to each country. The left page includes "history's headlines" that explore its historical context, and a "tour of today" that covers the present situation, along with fast facts, line-drawing of the flag, photo, and picture of the country at a zoomed-out scale. The right page features a map with capital, major landmarks, and cities marked. An appendix features full-color versions of the flags. This is the textbook only; the Teacher's guide and student workbook are sold separately. Grades 4-7.