When you say "fist to five check" students rate their understanding by holding up the appropriate number of fingers. The goal is for everyone to be in the green. Great way for students to self-assess their understanding and help you to gauge student understanding.
This blog contains ideas for teaching map skills, globes, continents, and oceans. Along with this knowledge, students can also learn how to locate their relative location based on the activities. These activities could be used as a reinforcement activity and independent practice.