The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop knowledge of the history, customs, traditions, and purpose of the Army 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.
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
Employ leadership skills to accomplish organizational goals and objectives.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others in order to accomplish objectives and tasks.
Conduct and participate in meetings to accomplish work tasks.
Employ mentoring skills to inspire and teach others.
Employ critical thinking skills independently and in teams to solve problems and make decisions.
Employ critical thinking and interpersonal skills to resolve conflicts.
Identify and document workplace performance goals and monitor progress toward those goals.
Conduct technical research to gather information necessary for decision-making.