Army: Leadership Education and Training 1   (#1801300)

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General Course Information and Notes

General Notes

The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop knowledge of the history, customs, traditions, and purpose of the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC). The course includes the development of basic leadership skills including leadership principles, values, and attributes. Students should master appreciation for diversity. Active learning strategies are integrated throughout the course with an emphasis on writing skills and oral communication techniques. Financial planning as well as physical fitness, diet, nutrition, healthy lifestyles, awareness of substance abuse and prevention, and basic first aid measures are included. An overview of the globe and geography and basic map reading skills are incorporated. 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 Program):

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 those goals. 
04.08 Conduct technical research to gather information necessary for decision-making.

Florida’s Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.) Standards
This course includes Florida’s B.E.S.T. ELA Expectations (EE) and Mathematical Thinking and Reasoning Standards (MTRs) for students. Florida educators should intentionally embed these standards within the content and their instruction as applicable. For guidance on the implementation of the EEs and MTRs, please visit  and select the appropriate B.E.S.T. Standards package.

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:

General Information

Course Number: 1801300
Abbreviated Title: AR LEAD ED/TRAIN 1
Number of Credits: One (1) credit
Course Length: Year (Y)
Course Type: Elective Course
Course Level: 2
Course Status: State Board Approved
Grade Level(s): 9,10,11,12

Educator Certifications

One of these educator certification options is required to teach this course.

Student Resources

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History of the Democratic Party:

Learn about the history of the Democratic Party, the party of Jackson, Wilson, FDR, and LBJ, in this tutorial video by Khan Academy. From its early roots in the era of Thomas Jefferson to the present day, the Democratic Party has played an integral role in shaping the government, policies and history of America.

Type: Tutorial

History of the Republican Party:

Learn about the history of the Republican Party, the party of Lincoln, Hoover, Eisenhower, and Reagan, in this tutorial video by Khan Academy. From its early roots tied to Alexander Hamilton to the present day, the Republican Party has played an integral role in shaping the government, policies and history of America.

Type: Tutorial

Freedom of the Press: New York Times v. United States:

View a documentary about the First Amendment protections of freedom of speech and freedom of the press. You'll review the historic origins of these rights and then go into detail about the Supreme Court's landmark ruling in New York Times v. United States, the Pentagon Papers case. Enjoy!

Type: Tutorial

Parent Resources

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