JROTC is designed to teach high school students the value of citizenship, leadership, service to the community, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment, while instilling in them self-esteem, teamwork, and self-discipline.
Its focus is reflected in its mission statement, “To motivate young people to be better citizens.” It prepares high school students for responsible leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens.
The program is a stimulus for promoting graduation from high school, and it provides instruction and rewarding opportunities that will benefit the student, community, and nation.
In the production of this curriculum the JROTC Directorate has incorporated the latest educational
theories used in secondary education. National Secondary School standards have been linked to
each chapter to show a cross-connection with this curriculum and the standard curriculum taught
in high school.
Consultants were used to validate the changes and to assist in the rewriting. Other
available materials have been incorporated and many times the authors of these programs have customized them for the JROTC program.
|These organizations and programs are:|
| Wisconsin Instructional Design System, (WIDS), an educational organization, wrote Competencies and linked SCANS and National Standards. |
Student-centered learning techniques from the National Academy of Integrative Learning, Inc. (NAIL) have been incorporated in the lessons and instructor preparation materials.The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) also uses Dr. Dunn’s lesson format, and provides all material for the High School Financial Planning Program (HSFPP).
Winning Colors (WC) by Stefan Nielson and Shay Thoelke of Aeon Communications, Inc., has been used in schools and corporations as a present time behavioral observation indicator that is readily understandable.Unlocking Your Potential (UYP), a youth motivational program from Edge Learning Institute, Inc, is incorporated in many lessons and is used as additional elective material.
Chief Justice, the author worked closely with the JROTC to add this active learning program that addresses the judicial branch.Prevention of Sexual Harassment, by Will Interactive, Inc., was developed for the Army to create an awareness of sexual harassment in a unit. It is available for use by the Junior ROTC cadets at the discretion of the Junior ROTC instructors. It emphasizes the importance of Army values.
Student-centered learning techniques from
the National Academy of Integrative Learning,
Inc. (NAIL) have been incorporated in the
lessons and instructor preparation materials.
The lesson format is an accepted standard
and was provided by Dr. Steven Dunn, author
of Brain Compatible Learning for the Block. Dr. Dunn provided training to curriculum work
groups and writers and assisted the in the
review of the lessons.
Written Communication for Sergeants,
developed by Susan Hughes is an excellent resource for students to learn writing skills
and to prepare for the written portion of the
The Success Profiler, is integrated in this Program of Instruction in cooperation with the Conover Company. It is designed to measure
and improve emotional intelligence.
You the People (YTP), has been
incorporated into the program and the author
has worked with the writers to integrate the
process into the lessons. Additional materials
are also provided.
Interactive Nights Out 2, produced by Will Interactive, Inc., is integrated into the Drug Awareness lessons.
Lions-Quest is a comprehensive, values
based, program that focuses on a positive prevention approach and a broad range of life
skills that can be consistently taught and reinforced. Lions-Quest Service Learning is a teaching strategy that facilitates skills-based classes and the successful execution of a