VEM401: Marine Corps JROTC II (2010-2011)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Career and Technical Education
COURSE TITLE: Marine Corps JROTC II
CALENDAR YEAR: 2010-2011
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
Major Concepts/Content: The Marine Corp JROTC II (Leadership Education II) course is a continuation of the Marine Corps JROTC I course with the further development of individual leadership skills and includes the following sub-courses:
- Freedom Documents and responsibilities of U.S. Citizenship
- Military History (WW I-WW II)
- National Defense
- Marine Corps U.S. customs & Courtesies
- Chain of Command
- Introduction to maps & compass
- First Aid
- Job Applications
- Community Service
- Vocabulary development
Major Instructional Activities: Instructional activities will be conducted in a general classroom setting, the media center, computer lab, and the community environment. Instructors serve as positive role models and facilitators of student learning and development of critical thinking skills in the context of a safe and positive learning environment that fosters individual growth, mutual respect and personal accountability. Educational activities will be varied and be attuned to student cultural diversity and multiple intelligences. Techniques and strategies include; oral presentations by students, small group discussions, student working groups, student projects, group and individual research projects, guest lecturers, Socratic seminars, dramatizations, role playing, and participation in school/ community support projects.
Major Evaluative Techniques: Students will be evaluated for class participation and completion of all assignments. Assignments include writing papers, oral/written testing, oral presentations, practical application of learned skills, and performance of assigned duties. These activities support and augment the goals of reading, writing, and math across the curriculum to assist the overall development of student literacy, and critical thinking, leadership and management skills.
Course Objectives: In addition to the essential objectives for the Marine Corps JROTC I course, the students should be able to assume increased leadership responsibilities within the program and serve as leaders of small teams of students in order to accomplish assigned tasks commensurate with their age and prior leadership training. Assigned tasks will be within the JROTC Program.