This social science course is designed to introduce students to the Army JROTC program, its mission, and its curriculum. The course of study begins with instructions covering the spirit of American citizenship, with an emphasis on military customs and courtesies, communication, drill and ceremony, and leadership skills. Students will learn basic first aid skills, drug abuse prevention programs, cultural awareness, appreciating diversity through winning colors, American military history, map reading, and career opportunities. Consumer education, an introduction to budget preparation, study habits, time management, uniform wear and appearance, making a difference with service learning, and human relations will be taught and students are required to write essays and give presentations that demonstrate what they have learned. Armed drill procedures and the cadet challenge will also be presented. The Junior ROTC curriculum is enhanced through physical fitness activities, extracurricular and co-curricular activities that support the core competency skills and academic standards. Counts as a PE credit.
Prerequisite & Recommendations:
Recommendation: Instructor approval may be required