Zach's new love is maps, especially the United States. He has taught himself the states and most of the capitals in the course of this last 4 months. His 4th grade siblings who are learning states and capitals in school are appreciating the hints he can give them as they quiz each other.
Imagine his excitement when he got home one day and saw the globe I had hung under his bunk while he was gone. I will often see him studying it and he always wants to find out "where that country is" if we are talking about a new place he hasn't heard about before.