World geography is a large focus for sixth and seventh grade social studies.
Geographers use other means of classifying an area geographically. For example, countries with defined borders and one government are located within continents. Most countries contain states, territories, or providences.
Students attending HWMS live on the continent of North America, in the country of the United States, in the state of Kansas, in Sedgwick County, in the city of Haysville or Wichita.
Maps are used to show political boundaries and cities. Physical maps are used to show the natural features of the Earth like rivers, mountains, deserts, etc. Every map contains a key or legend. This is usually a box with symbols or helpful information to make reading the map easier.