At the end of the Upper Elementary cycle, students will be able to (WBATs): Geography Benchmark - Explain the relationship between the Sun and the Earth and how it causes seasons and climatic zones - Identify latitude, longitude, the equator and the Prime Meridian - Demonstrate a understanding of water: rivers, erosion, water cycle and watersheds - Label continents and major countries and capitals - Label US States and capitals - Identify major geographical features of the earth - Show an understanding of taxes - Show an understanding of production and consumption and world trade Science Benchmark - Explain the function of the leaf, roots, stem, flower seeds and fruit - Show an understanding of the 5 kingdoms - Classify plants and animals - Show an understanding of biomes and ecosystems - Demonstrate knowledge of the Human Body - Show a basic understanding of: - Light and Sound - Energy - Chemistry - Physics - Astronomy History Benchmark - Demonstrate knowledge of the Phases in History - Show an understanding of Civilizations - Show an understanding of Ancient river civilizations - Show an understanding of the Greeks and the Romans - Show an understanding of the Age of Exploration - Show an understanding of the History of the United States 80