The purpose of this course is to engender a sound appreciation of the heritage and traditions of America, with recognition that the historically significant role of sea power will be important in America's future. This course will also enable students to develop a sense of pride in his/her organization, associates, and self. This course will further enable students to develop understanding of maritime geography as it relates to our natural resources, land forms, climate, soil, bodies of water, people, governments, the military, and geopolitics. Special Notes: 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:
Additional Benchmarks Related to Career and Technical Education
- 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).
(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.) StandardsEnglish Language Development ELD Standards Special Notes Section:
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 https://www.cpalms.org/Standards/BEST_Standards.aspx and select the appropriate B.E.S.T. Standards package.
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