• 9-12th Grade Curriculum
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Air Force JROTC Course Title: AS 100: Aerospace Science: A Journey Into Aviation History     Department: AFJROTC
     
    Grade Level: 9th - 12th    Time Per Day/Week: 42 min/day, 5 x week              Length of Course: year
     

    Primary Resources:  Aerospace Science: A Journey Into Aviation History, Pearson, 2007

    Units of Study: Unit 1: Imagining Flight, Unit 2: Exploring Flight, Unit 3: Developing Flight, Unit 4: Extending Flight

    Curriculum Based Assessments: Unit tests

     
    Standardized Assessments: N/A
     
    Description of Course: It is an aviation history course focusing on the development of flight throughout the centuries. It starts with ancient civilizations, then progresses through time to modern day. The emphasis is on civilian and military contributions to aviation; the development, modernization, and transformation of the Air Force; and a brief astronomical and space exploration history. It is interspersed with concise overviews of the principles of flight to include basic aeronautics, aircraft motion and control, flight power, and rockets. Throughout the course, there are readings, videos, hands- on activities, and in-text and student workbook exercises to guide in the reinforcement of the materials.
     


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    Course Title: AS 4: Cultural Studies                                                                   Department: AFJROTC

    Grade Level: 9th - 12th   Time Per Day/Week  42 mins/5 days                          Length of Course: School Year

    Primary Resources: An Introduction to Global Awareness, Jones & Bartlett, 2010.

    Units of Study: Ch 1: The Middle east, Ch 2: Asia, Ch 3: Africa, Ch 4: Russia and the Former Soviet Union, Ch 5: Latin America, Ch 6: Europe

    Curriculum Based Assessments: Lesson quizzes, Chapter tests

    Standardized Assessments: N/A

    Description of Course: This is a customized course about the world’s cultures. It introduces students to the world’s cultures through the study of world affairs, regional studies, and cultural awareness. The course delves into history, geography, religions, languages, culture, political systems, economics, social issues, environmental concerns, and human rights. It looks at major events and significant figures that have shaped each region. Throughout the course, there are readings, video segments, hands-on activities, other optional activities, technology enrichment, and assessments to guide in the reinforcement of the materials.
    Twenty First Century Skills as defined by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills are integrated into the course. These include learning and innovation (thinking) skills—critical thinking and problem solving, creativity and innovation, and communication and collaboration; information, media and technology skills—information literacy, media literacy, and ICT (information, communications and technology) literacy; and life and career skills—flexibility and adaptability, initiative and self-direction, social and cross-cultural skills, productivity and accountability, and leadership and responsibility. Again, the content of this course is correlated using the National Geography and Social Studies Standards.
    These include the National Geography Standards - Geography for Life; and the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) standards. In addition, the technology enrichment activities are correlated to the National Education Technology Standards for Students (NETS●S).
     


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    Course Title: AS 300: Exploring Space: The High Frontier                                  Department: AFJROTC

    Grade Level: 9th - 12th   Time Per Day/Week  42 mins/day, 5 X week                Length of Course: School Year

    Primary Resources: Exploring Space: The High Frontier, Jones and Bartlett, 2010

    Units of Study: Unit 1: The Space Environment, Unit 2: Exploring Space, Unit 3: Manned and Unmanned Spaceflight, Unit 4: Space Technology

    Curriculum Based Assessments: 
    Unit Tests

    Standardized Assessments: N/A

    Description of Course:  This is a science course that includes the latest information available in space science and space exploration. The course begins with the study of the space environment from the earliest days of interest in astronomy and early ideas of the heavens, through the Renaissance, and on into modern astronomy. It provides an in-depth study of the Earth, Sun, stars, Moon, and solar system, including the terrestrial and the outer planets. It discusses issues critical to travel in the upper atmosphere such as orbits and trajectories unmanned satellites, and space probes. It investigates the importance of entering space and discusses manned and unmanned space flights, focusing on concepts surrounding spaceflight, space vehicles, launch systems, and space missions. The section on manned spaceflight focuses on the Space Shuttle, space stations and beyond, covering milestones in the endeavor to land on the Moon and to safely orbit humans and crafts for temporary and prolonged periods. The course covers the human aspect of spaceflight, focusing on the human experience in space. It also examines the latest advances in space
    technology, including robotics in space, the Mars Rover, and commercial uses of space.
     

     
    Air Force JROTC
     
    Course Title: AS 2 : The Science of Flight                                                            Department: AFJROTC
     
    Grade Level: 9th - 12th   Time Per Day/Week  42 min/5 days                              Length of CourseSchool Year

    Primary Resources: Text - The Science of Flight - A Gateway to New Horizons, Jones & Bartlett, 2012.

    Units of Study: Ch 1: How Airplanes Fly, Ch 2: Working Through Flight Conditions, Ch 3: Flight and the Human Body, Ch 4: Flying From Here to There

    Curriculum Based Assessments: Lesson quizzes, Chapter tests

    Standardized Assessments: N/A

    Description of Course:

    The Science of Flight: A Gateway to New Horizons is an introductory course and customized textbook that focuses on how airplanes fly, how weather conditions affect flight, flight, flight and the human body, and flight navigation. The course is designed to complement materials taught in math, physics, and other science-related courses and is aligned with the National Science Education Standards, the Math Standards and Expectations, and ISTE National Educational Technology Standards for Students.

    In this course, every lesson includes a “Quick Write” and a short story related to the lesson; a lesson; a “Learn About” that tells students what they’ll learn from the lesson; a list of vocabulary words in the lesson; “Wing Tips” that highlight specific and interesting facts; and many biographies and profiles. Each lesson closes with “Checkpoints” that will allow students to review what they have learned. An “Applying Your Learning” section at the end of each lesson presents discussion questions that will give them a chance to chance to use what they have learned and provides another way to reinforce their understanding of the lesson’s content. The text has four chapters, each of which contains a number of lessons.