Geography is a core element of the Elementary curriculum, and encompasses a broad range of study. The Story of the Universe presents the world as vast, whole, and interconnected. Teachers provide lessons, facts, and demonstrations to help students understand the universe, the solar system, and the earth – and their unique connection to it. The exploration of geography includes several different branches: astronomy, earth science, map skills, and the study of cultural, economic, and political boundaries. As the curriculum is interrelated, other areas, such as chemistry, physics, and art, are often interconnect with geography lessons.