Monday, February 24, 2014

We talk about different Roles, Rights, and Responsibilities...What About Citizenship?

In our last class, we talked about the different roles you may find yourself in and how you may have varying RIGHTS and RESPONSIBILITIES to each role. 

Let's watch a video (Citizenship 101) about citizenship, it is like a 1940's newsreel and a bit corny (attempt at humor), but it makes the point. Lets watch: 

After watching the video, ask yourself these questions, as they pertain to being a good citizen in your community in and out of school:

  • When was the last time you picked up a piece of trash? (Picking up after yourself doesn't count because that is what you are supposed to do.)
  • When was the last time you recycled anything?
  • When was the last time you participated in community service?
  • When was the last time you held the door for somebody?
  • When was the last time you helped somebody who was elderly, that wasn't a relative? (What would you want someone to do for your Grandmother or Grandfather???)
    • Offer to Help them cross the street
    • Offer to help them carry something
    • Shovel their walk or take their garbage can out or in without looking for money
  •  How informed are you about what is going on in your house, school, neighborhood, city, state, and the nation?
  • During class do you pay attention or do you zone out? Do you distract (goof around, flirt, talk, use phone, listen to music) others in class or in group work; or do you contribute and set the example?
CLASS WORK: We will review the JROTC class (PPT) on Citizenship and Responsibility.

YOUR HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT: Hold a door open for somebody today / tonight. Or pick up some trash to make an area look better. Do something to help someone out in your community?

Thursday, February 20, 2014


What does it mean to be a citizen? Before we get into citizenship let us talk about the concept of a person's rights and responsibilities. What is the rights and responsibilities of a person in different roles? Depending upon the role is a person in a particular environment or situation their RIGHTS and RESPONSIBILITIES may change.

Let us look at some quick definitions: 

RIGHT: ...that which is due to anyone by just claim, legal guarantee, and moral principle.

RESPONSIBILITY:  ...the fact of being responsible, answerable, or accountable within one's power, control, or management. 

Understanding your role in your environment in a particular situation is critical to your success and well being. It is often helpful to think what are your RIGHTS and what are your RESPONSIBILITIES in a particular role. 

Below is a list of some roles you may fulfill now and in the future. Are the RIGHTS and RESPONSIBILITIES different for these roles and describe how.

  • Son or Daughter
  • Student
  • Underage Person (under 18)
  • Adult (18 years old)
  • JROTC Cadet
  • Student- Athlete
  • Underage worker
  • Adult worker
  • Parent
  • Underage citizen / Adult citizen
  • Spouse: Husband or Wife
Group Activity
KNOW lets form into groups and take 10 minutes to discuss with your peers what do you think about the rights and responsibilities of a citizen. 

Monday, February 10, 2014

Monday: Its Impromptu Speaking Day!

Classroom Task: Public Speaking

  • Choose a Color or a Number that best represents you. 
  • Develop a short 1:30 minute impromptu speech about how that particular color or number best represents you. Be prepared to give it in class today. 
  • Remember the Basics
    • Enthusiasm & Believe-ability
    • Be You, show your personality
    • Intro / Key Points / Conclusion

Friday, February 7, 2014


As we approach the upcoming change of command it is a time for reflection on the development of your leadership and followership skills. We are going to review the Eleven Leadership Principles listed in your CADET REFERENCE MANUAL (Second Edition) on page 19. 

11 Navy Leadership Principles

There are 11 Leadership Principles and 14 Leadership Traits. What is the difference between a principle and a trait?

Class Activities

  1. Read page 19 yourself.
  2. Teacher forms you into groups in class: 

    1. Discuss & review as a group the 11 Leadership Principles.
    2. Come up with one specific example for each principle that a cadet leader could exhibit which support it.  

Let us watch a two videos about the leadership traits and principles: 

18 minute Video on the 14 Leadership Traits: 

44 Minute Talk about Leadership: