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Marine Corps JROTC Core 3,4 (4533, 4534)

Grade Range:
 Marine Corps JROTC Core 1,2
 Course duration:
 Two semesters
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 Physical Education/Military Science
Course Description:
 Leadership Education 1. This course is the second in a series of eight Marine Corps JROTC courses University City High School. It expands on the content and skills introduced in the previous course, and provides an overview of the history of the Marine Corps, including its origins, significant dates, people, and battles.

This course includes a physical education component. Students participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity; apply the principles of exercise to challenging physical activities; identify and achieve levels of excellence in physical fitness beyond the state fitness standards. They meet or exceed high school physical education content standards 1–3. Students receive instruction in the following eight content areas: (1) effects of physical activity upon dynamic health; (2) mechanics of body movement; (3) aquatics; (4) gymnastics and tumbling; (5) individual and dual sports; (6) rhythms and dance; (7) team sports; and (8) combatives/self-defense.

Each of the subject areas listed below is covered in the course.

  • Marine Corps History
    • The Colonial Marines (1740–75)
    • The American Revolution (1775–83)
    • The early years of the Marines (1783–1848)
    • Growth in size and stature of the U.S. Marine Corps (1859–1918)
    • World War II
    • The Korean War
  • Life-saving techniques and first aid
Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 MCJROTC Leadership Education, MCJROTC Command, 2005.