LEADERSHIP COURSE (CP): ONE CREDIT
Length of course: One Quarter
Grade level(s): 11 & 12
Prerequisite: C- or better in previous social studies courses, entrance evaluation & teacher approval.
This course is designed to explore leadership traits and strategies for success used by leaders (past and present) on the local, state, national and international levels. It is a study in character, motivation and methodologies requiring pupils to read biographies, perform interviews, explore possibilities and encourage personal growth.
The course will focus on effective methods of leadership, critical thinking skills, decision-making, and the impact of the individual in making changes within our society. It will draw upon historical examples and discuss current day issues in an attempt to emphasize solutions, personal achievement and confidence. Some in class activities will focus on group work to display useful leadership solutions.
Other out of class exercises may be offered to demonstrate group problem-solving and effective use of skills and application of the decision making process.
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Text: "The Leader's Companion: Insights on Leadership Through the Ages," J. Thomas Wren