Mitchell Junior/Senior High School

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Social Studies Curriculum


Instructors

Anthony Chancellor

Dave Rada            Joe Yauney



American History: Juniors/Grade 11
This class spans the years from the discovery of the New World (Columbus) to approximately 1920. It includes geography with historical locations and events through student use of the computer smart board in the classroom. Highlights include the effects of technology, cultural changes, and efforts by individuals which have resulted in the lifestyles and problems we face as individuals and collectively as a nation.

Economics: Junior-Senior/Grades 11/12
This covers the basic "laws" of economics. Graphing, surveys, and research are also used to illustrate "real world" results. It is meant as both a general introductory class to the field of Economics and as a class that relates to the other social sciences. For example, it often combines the answer to student question of "why" with monetary, social, and historical answers.
It is taught as a Distance Learning Class which originates in the Mitchell Public Schools Distance Learning Lab using Mitchell faculty. Most assignments, and all quizzes, and tests are done through computer internet programs. Currently, the class includes students from Minatare, Garden County, Kimball, and Mitchell High Schools.

World History 9th - 10th Grade
This encompasses the sweep of human experience from pre-historic times to about 1900. Major cultural, geographic, political, economic, and social changes are included.

Modern History 10th Grade
This course focuses on United States history in conjunction with major events around the world from approximately 1900 to present day. Events such as World War I, Great Depression, World War II, and the Cold War are included.

Geography: Freshman-Sophomore/Grades 9-10
This covers the areas of location, culture, map skills, graph and table reading skills, human/environment interaction and movement and migration. All continents and regions are covered except Antarctica. The class features student active participation with all maps but especially political and physical maps through the use of the computer smart board in the classroom.

Government 12th Grade
American Government involves the study of political foundations, principles of democracy, constitutional government, political processes, world affairs, citizenship, and the public good.

Civics 8th Grade
This course includes the study of American Democracy, the United States Constitution, local, state, and national government, and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

Psychology: Junior-Senior/Grades 11-12
Psychology covers the areas of perception, motivation, and learning. It is meant to be both an introductory class designed for students who are interested in the subject and a class for those thinking about pursuing a career that will require further classes at the college level.
Psychology is taught as a Distance Learning Class which originates in the Mitchell Distance Learning Lab using Mitchell Public Schools faculty. It currently includes students from Minatare, Garden County, Kimball, and Mitchell High Schools. Most assignments, and all quizzes, and tests are done through computer internet programs.
One of the highlights of this class is the field trip to the Wyoming Women's Center in Lusk, Wyoming plus the Men's Medium Security Facility in Torrington, Wyoming. Parental permission is required for this trip and students must meet the standards and rules of that facility in order to participate.

Junior High Careers
This semester long class is designed to help young students begin to explore possible career fields. The students study the free-enterprise system. They develop a sense of individualism. They study career clusters and individual career fields. Short term and long term goals are discussed and career plans are developed.

7th Grade World History
This is a year long class that is designed to inform students about early civilizations. Most of the empires are river systems based. The Nile, the Indus, the Tigris and Euphrates rivers are emphasized. Other cultures are also discussed, including the Greeks and the Romans.