Just another thought on the map. As you know IB love things like a frame, a key, scale, north arrow, and also annotation. Wondered about doing it as a summary ex as stated above but using annotation.
'Difficult road access across mountains of Hispaniola from Dom Rep'
'Airport overwhelmed by.......
Perhaps you could give them some to learn and put in the right place. Then use this sketch map diagram with key facts and figures as their revision aid.