The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop knowledge of the history, customs, traditions and function of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) as well as to stimulate an enthusiasm for scholarship as a foundation for higher citizenship and leadership goals. The course includes the development of basic leadership skills including leadership principles, values, and attributes. Students also develop knowledge of self-control, citizenship, wellness and fitness. A study of the United States Constitution, Bill of Rights, responsibilities of United States citizens and the federal justice system is also provided.
Instructional Practices: Teaching from a well-written, grade-level textbook enhances students' content area knowledge and also strengthens their ability to comprehend longer, complex reading passages on any topic for any reason. Using the following instructional practices also helps student learning:
- Reading assignments from longer text passages as well as shorter ones when text is extremely complex.
- Making close reading and rereading of texts central to lessons.
- Asking high-level, text-specific questions and requiring high-level, complex tasks and assignments.
- Requiring students to support answers with evidence from the text.
- Providing extensive text-based research and writing opportunities (claims and evidence).
Additional Benchmarks Related to Career and Technical Education:
(Principles of Public Service)
04.0 Demonstrate leadership and teamwork skills needed to accomplish team goals and objectives.
04.01 Employ leadership skills to accomplish organizational goals and objectives.
04.02 Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others in order to accomplish objectives and tasks.
04.03 Conduct and participate in meetings to accomplish work tasks.
04.04 Employ mentoring skills to inspire and teach others.
04.05 Employ critical thinking skills independently and in teams to solve problems and make decisions.
04.06 Employ critical thinking and interpersonal skills to resolve conflicts.
04.07 Identify and document workplace performance goals and monitor progress toward these goals.
04.08 Conduct technical research to gather information necessary for decision-making.
Literacy Standards in Social Studies
Secondary social studies courses include reading standards for literacy in history/social studies 6-12, and writing standards for literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects 6-12. This course also includes speaking and listening standards. For a complete list of standards required for this course click on the blue tile labeled course standards. You may also download the complete course including all required standards and notes sections using the export function located at the top of this page.
English Language Development ELD Standards Special Notes Section:
Teachers are required to provide listening, speaking, reading and writing instruction that allows English language learners (ELL) to communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting. For the given level of English language proficiency and with visual, graphic, or interactive support, students will interact with grade level words, expressions, sentences and discourse to process or produce language necessary for academic success. The ELD standard should specify a relevant content area concept or topic of study chosen by curriculum developers and teachers which maximizes an ELL’s need for communication and social skills. To access an ELL supporting document which delineates performance definitions and descriptors, please click on the following link: https://cpalmsmediaprod.blob.core.windows.net/uploads/docs/standards/eld/si.pdf.