⁣Lesson Plan: Inside Marine Corps Boot Camp: A Glimpse into the Journey of New Recruits

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⁣Lesson Plan: Inside Marine Corps Boot Camp: A Glimpse into the Journey of New Recruits

Grade Level: 9-12

Subject: Social Studies, History, Physical Education

Duration: 60 minutes

Learning Objectives:
- Understand the training process and experiences of new Marine Corps recruits in boot camp
- Explore the physical, mental, and emotional challenges faced by recruits during their training
- Examine the values and principles instilled in recruits during boot camp
- Analyze the significance of boot camp in preparing recruits for military service
- Reflect on the personal growth and transformation of recruits throughout the training process

Common Core Standards:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.1: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.2: Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.11-12.7: Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.9-10.1.B: Develop claim(s) and counterclaims fairly, supplying evidence for each while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.1.C: Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that relate the current discussion to broader themes or larger ideas.

- Article or video: "Inside Marine Corps Boot Camp: The Journey of New Recruits" (print or digital copies)
- Computers or tablets with internet access (optional)
- Writing materials: paper, pens, or pencils
- Images or videos depicting Marine Corps boot camp activities (optional)

1. Warm-up (5 minutes):
- Display the title: "What New Marine Corps Recruits Go Through in Boot Camp."
- Ask students if they have any prior knowledge or assumptions about Marine Corps boot camp.
- Facilitate a brief discussion to gather their thoughts and expectations.

2. Introduction (10 minutes):
- Introduce the concept of Marine Corps boot camp and its purpose in training new recruits for military service.
- Show images or videos depicting boot camp activities if available, or provide a brief overview of the training process.
- Ask students to share their initial impressions and observations.

3. Reading or Viewing Activity (15 minutes):
- Distribute the article or provide access to the video: "Inside Marine Corps Boot Camp: The Journey of New Recruits."
- Instruct students to read the article or watch the video individually and highlight or underline important details about the experiences and challenges faced by recruits.

4. Group Discussion (15 minutes):
- Divide students into small groups and provide them with discussion questions:
a. What physical, mental, and emotional challenges do new Marine Corps recruits face in boot camp?
b. How do the values and principles of the Marine Corps shape the training experience?
c. Why do you think boot camp is important in preparing recruits for military service?
d. How do you think recruits grow and transform throughout the training process?

5. Class Sharing (10 minutes):
- Allow each small group to share their findings and insights from the discussion questions.
- Facilitate a class discussion on the significance of boot camp and the transformation of recruits.

6. Reflection and Response (10 minutes):
- Have students individually reflect on the following prompt:
a. Based on what you have learned, what are your thoughts on the training process in Marine Corps boot camp? Do you think it is effective in preparing recruits for military service? Why or why not?

7. Whole-class Discussion (10 minutes):
- Engage students in a whole-class discussion by sharing and discussing their reflections.
- Encourage students to respectfully express their opinions, respond to others, and ask thought-provoking questions.

- Participation in group discussions and whole-class discussions
- Completion and thoughtfulness of reflection prompt
- Ability to cite evidence from the article or video to support analysis and claims

We got an inside look at the United States Marine Corps’ intense 13-week basic training program. Senior video correspondent Graham Flanagan spent five days at the Marine Corps Recruit Training Depot in Parris Island, South Carolina, where he observed different companies at various stages of training.Recruits endure a series of intense physical challenges such as entering a gas chamber, rappelling down a 47-foot-tower, and fighting each other with “pugil sticks.” The Marine Corps is the only US military branch that separates male and female recruits during basic training. In a statement to Business Insider, a spokesperson from the Marine Corps Recruit Training Depot at Parris Island said, “The same gender platoon model allows for appropriate acclimation to the training environment, development of key relationships with drill instructors, and optimal focus during the beginning of their transformation.”After weeks of extreme physical and psychological challenges, training culminates with “The Crucible,” a 54-hour event where recruits endure exhausting combat scenarios while running on minimal food and sleep.MORE BOOT CAMP:What New Navy Plebes Go Through On Their First Day At Annapolishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXjN5ln-2TQWhat It Takes To Survive Coast Guard Boot Camphttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBtJet6kmZ0How Border Patrol Agents Are Trainedhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?....v=7W7Ir0yZReA------- #BootCamp #BusinessInsiderBusiness Insider tells you all you need to know about business, finance, tech, retail, and more.Visit us at: https://www.businessinsider.comSubscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/businessinsiderBI on Facebook: https://read.bi/2xOcEcjBI on Instagram: https://read.bi/2Q2D29TBI on Twitter: https://read.bi/2xCnzGFBI on Amazon Prime: http://read.bi/PrimeVideoWhat New Marine Corps Recruits Go Through In Boot Camp

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