Social Science Course Offerings by Grade Level

6 Social Science credits required

2 Humanities credits required--World History

1 Economics credit required

Core paths highlighted in green are suggested for increased college readiness.

Courses highlighted in yellow are available for dual credit through CWI.

Required Courses

Core Path

Freshman (9th)

Sophomore (10th)

Junior (11th)

Senior (12th)

1

World History

Pre-AP U.S. History 1

AP U.S. History 2

AP American National Government

Economics

(Personal Finance)

2

World History

U.S. History 1

U.S. History 2

American National Government

Economics

(Personal Finance)

World

3

 World History

U.S. History 1

U.S. History 2

American National Government

Economics

(Personal Finance)

Elective Courses

Freshman (9th)

Sophomore (10th)

Junior (11th)

Senior (12th)

Street Law

Street Law

Street Law

Street Law

Psychology

Psychology

Psychology

Leadership

Leadership

Leadership

Student Council

Student Council

Student Council

Student Council

Social Science Dual Credit Opportunities (CWI)

High School Course Title

College Course Title/Number

College Credits

Pre-APU.S. History 1

U.S. History 1

U.S. History 1 (HIST 111)

3

U.S. History 2

U.S. History 2

3

American National Government

American National Government

3

SOCIAL SCIENCE

WORLD HISTORY

Course numbers 0740 

Semester - 1 credit

Grade Level – 9                           

Prerequisite – none

Take a global adventure through the 20th Century of the world. Investigate the major political, social, and economic developments, international relationships, scientific breakthroughs, and cultural trends that have shaped the various global regions and nation-states from 1900 to the present. Emphasis on the interactions of global regions and nation-states.

U. S.  HISTORY 1 A – B

Course numbers 0725 and 0726

Year – 2 credits

Grade Level –  10                            

Prerequisite – none

This course is a chronological and thematic survey of our nation’s past from the Age of Exploration through Colonization, Revolution, Expansion, and Reconstruction.  Emphasis is on historical cause and effect and people, events and movements, which have shaped our current society.  This course seeks to promote an awareness and appreciation of our nation’s history. Dual credit may be taken through the College of Western Idaho.

 U. S.  HISTORY 2 A – B

 Course numbers 0727 and 0728

Year – 2 credits        

Grade Level 11                                                                                           

Prerequisite – None

This course is a chronological and thematic survey of our nation’s past from the election of 1876 to the present, with emphasis placed on 20th Century America including WWI, WWII, and the Cold War.  Special emphasis will be placed on historical causes and effect and people, events and movements, which have shaped our current society.  The course promotes an appreciation and awareness of the richness of our history and institutions.  Dual credit may be taken through the College of Western Idaho.       

                                                             

        AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT A - B

Course numbers 0704 and 0705

Year – 2 credits

Grade Level - 12                            

Prerequisite – none

This course will look at the organization and operation of our federal, state and local governments, including the relations of these governments to each other.  Students will be required to attend and to discuss a Middleton School District Board meeting and a Middleton City Council meeting each semester.  Current events will be analyzed and discussed on a daily basis.    Dual credit may be taken through the College of Western Idaho.                                       

   

ECONOMICS (PERSONAL FINANCE)

Course number 0721  

Semester – 1 credit

Grade Level - 11, 12                     

Prerequisite – none

This course meets state and Middleton High School graduation requirements for economics.

Economics involves the study and application of the decision-making process necessary for the individual, business, and government to analyze and meet the changing needs in today’s society. Topics covered will include supply, demand, price determination, free enterprise, market structures, competition, money and banking, labor, and international trade.  It is recommended that this course be taken as a junior.

PRE-ADVANCED PLACEMENT U.S. HISTORY 1 A - B

Course numbers 0742 and 0743

Year – 2 credits

Grade Level - 10                            

Prerequisite – none

The AP U.S. History I course provides students with the analytical skills and factual knowledge to deal critically with problems in U.S. History.  Students learn to assess historical materials and their relevance to a given interpretive problem, reliability, and importance and to weigh the evidence and interpretations presented in historical scholarship.  Students also develop the skills to present reasons and evidence clearly and persuasively is essay format.  The following themes are addressed in AP U.S. History 1; American diversity and identity, culture, demographic changes, economic transformations, environment, globalization, politics and citizenship, reform, religion, slavery and it legacies in North America, and war and diplomacy. Dual credit may be taken through the College of Western Idaho.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT U.S. HISTORY 2 A -B

Course numbers 0744 and 0745

Year – 2 credits        

Grade Level – 11                                                                                   

Prerequisite – U.S History 1 or AP U.S. History 1

The AP U.S. History 2 course provides students with the analytical skills and factual knowledge to deal critically with problems in U.S. History. Students learn to assess historical materials and their relevance to a given interpretive problem, reliability, and importance and to weigh the evidence and interpretations presented in historical scholarship. Students also develop the skills to present reasons and evidence clearly and persuasively in essay format. The following themes are addressed in AP U.S. History; American diversity and identity, culture, demographic changes, economic transformations, environment, globalization, politics and citizenship, reform, religion, slavery and its legacies in North America, and war and diplomacy.  At the conclusion of AP US History II, students will be encouraged to take the AP Exam.  Dual credit may be taken through College of Western Idaho. 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT GOVERNMENT A –B

Course numbers 0746 and 0747

Year – 2 Credits        

Grade Level – 12                                                                                           

Prerequisite – U.S. History 2 or AP U.S. History 2

This AP American Government course provides students multiple opportunities to develop an analytical perspective on government and politics in the United States, to develop civic commitment and capacity, and to build a well-informed, thoughtful response to the question: What is the proper role of government in our democracy? The goal of the AP course is to demonstrate that a more hands-on and minds-on AP course can produce better results in the following: success on the AP Exam coupled with deep conceptual learning, a greater passion for the political process, engagement in learning, and appeal to a wider range of students. This course is project-based learning at its best. The concepts covered are designed to prepare students for successful completion of the AP U.S. Government & Politics course.

PSYCHOLOGY

Course numbers 0729 Spring course  

Semester - 1 credit

Grade Level –10, 11, 12                     

Prerequisite – none

This course introduces you to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. You will learn about approaches to psychology, lifespan, and the workings of mind and body. You will be able to use this information to gain insight into your life and the lives of those around you. The course examines how individuals, groups, and institutions interact to make up human societies. You will learn about sociological perspectives, culture, social structures, and social inequality. You will study people and the roles they play in society, both as individuals and groups.

**This is an upper level course exclusive to Juniors/Seniors.

STREET LAW

Course numbers 0715

Semester – 1 credit

Grade Level – 9, 10           

Prerequisite – none

The American judicial system will be covered extensively from traffic courts to criminal courts.  From proper procedures during a “normal” traffic stop to criteria for the death penalty, students will learn how our system has evolved to its current point.  A number of experts in their fields will assist students during first semester.  Second semester will introduce students to scientific disciplines and investigations using forensic tactics and proven exercises.  Students will be introduced to a variety of areas of study: odontology, study of uniqueness of dentition; toxicology, study of the effects of drugs and poisons on the human body; entomology, study of insects; prints, study of finger, tire, shoe and DNA prints; serology, study of blood; pathology, study of disease and effects on the human body; ballistics, study of projectiles; crime scene investigation, study of crime scene and gathering of evidence.  Students will gain a greater appreciation for the sciences and applicability of information for future careers and personal interests.  Class activities include several in-class and out-of-class hands on exercises and demonstrations.

LEADERSHIP A – B

Course numbers 0706 and 0707

Year –2 credits

Grade Level – 10, 11, 12               

Prerequisite – Written application, instructor interview,

                         and Instructor’s signature required on registration form.

If approved, students will be admitted to the class on a conditional basis.  Continuation into the second semester will require instructor’s permission.

This yearlong course is designed to allow students to explore character traits and to discover the characteristics that are needed to become an effective leader.  Students are given opportunities to apply the knowledge they gain of character and leadership through the planning and implementation of service projects, both inside and outside of class.  Leadership is a course that provides students an opportunity to develop critical leadership skills they can use throughout their lives.

STUDENT COUNCIL  A – B

Course numbers 1170 and 1171

Year – 2 credits

Grade Level – 9, 10, 11, 12           

Required Class for ASB Officers and Student Council Members

This class will provide the forum for the student leaders of Middleton High School to carry out their leadership responsibilities.  Students will learn and apply leadership skills.  Students will work together to identify goals and projects for the coming school year and plans for carrying them out.

*GLOBAL TURNING POINTS

Course number 0796

Semester – 1 credit

Grade Level – 10, 11, 12            

Prerequisite – none

Students discuss international crises and the countries working to solve them.  Students will have the opportunity to discuss current events and how the events impact their lives. 

DEBATE A - B

Course numbers 0711 and 0712 

Semester – 1 credit

Grade Level – 9, 10, 11, 12            

Prerequisite – none

Debate offers students the opportunity to learn how to use speaking and listening skills in formal and informal situations. Participation in competition will be required.