You must choose the geographic divisions you will highlight in each set. We did city, state, country, continent, and planet. If you will be doing an international set, as we did here, you may have to equate 'state' with a similar, but different, geographic division - we used the Italian regiones or regions. Of course, I also recommend doing this activity with fellow U.S. ancestors, and for those cases, you could probably even add in the county level and even a street level as the smallest division.
I obtained all of the map images from Google Maps. I printed out names of the geographic divisions and the names of each location, and we glued them under the maps. We dedicated the smallest circle on top to our ancestor's photo and name. We laminated our set for durability, but that's not necessary. Simply punch a hole in the top of each circle and connect them all with a book ring.
Copyright 2015, Emily Kowalski Schroeder