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VEM301: Marine Corps JROTC I (2012-2013)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Career and Technical Education
COURSE TITLE: Marine Corps JROTC I
CALENDAR YEAR: 2012-2013
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
CODE: VEM301
TYPE: GV
CREDITS: 1.00
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks

Major Concepts/Content: The Marine Corps JROTC I (Leadership Education I) course focuses on introducing and integrating students to the JROTC program and its objectives. Classes focus on introducing leadership concepts (definition, traits, morals & ethics, responsibilities) and the following introductory sub-courses:

  • Patriotism/Citizenship (rights & responsibilities)
  • Health (stress management, nutrition, drug & alcohol abuse)
  • Study Skills
  • Uniforms, Clothing, Equipment & Personal Appearance
  • Military History (Revolutionary War to WW I)
  • 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:

  • Development of student self-confidence/discipline
  • Development of leadership skills
  • Development of informed/productive citizens
  • Strengthening of character
  • Understanding the purpose and functioning of the military in a democratic society

This course can be used to partially satisfy the requirements for an endorsement in the following pathways.

Cluster | Pathway | Required/Recommended/Related
Government and Public Administration | National Security (JROTC) - Marine | Required