To make this region come alive to your students, consider bringing in a map of what was ancient Canaan land. Sources such as Bible places.com and other sites will be helpful here.
There’s a good chance that your students have never examined the topography of a biblical area. They might enjoy seeing where the Jordan River is, Jericho, Ai, Gibeon, etc. To go even further, share information on who occupies the region today, and whether or not excavations have ever been done there. For instance, as mentioned previously, the site of ancient Gibeon has been located definitively.