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Diamond Hill-Jarvis HS JROTC Cadets volunteer to teach 8th grade students on the Bill of Rights

Cadets Alexa Calvillo (11th grade) and Jose Cruz (12th grade) teaching 8th grade students via Google Meet from their classroom at Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School

Cadets Alexa Calvillo (11th grade) and Jose Cruz (12th grade) teaching 8th grade students via Google Meet from their classroom at Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School
Photo Credit: MAJ(R) Bruce Daniel

  • Posted on April 27th, 2021
  • Story by: MAJ(R) Bruce Daniel
  • 5th Brigade
    Service Learning

FORT WORTH, TX -- Cadets in Major Daniel’s A-day classes recently discovered the positive impact they can have on their community. While going through the JROTC lesson on Planning Projects (U3C1L3), the Cadets were given the opportunity to plan, prepare, and present a lesson to 8th grade students at Meacham Middle School, Fort Worth, Texas. The Cadets taught the lesson, which covered the Bill of Rights, to five class periods with each class lasting 45 minutes. Ms. Nguyen, the 8th grade teacher who collaborated on the project and a former JROTC Cadet herself, was very excited to have our Cadets present their lesson to her students. The Cadets taught each class in a virtual environment using Ms. Nguyen’s Google Meet from their classroom at Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School. Their lesson included a quiz with prizes given to the student who had the highest score in each of Ms. Nguyen’s classes. Even though the Cadets were a little apprehensive at the start of each class, they were full of confidence when the day was done. The Cadets completed the project by submitting their After Action Review (AAR) and all the Cadets involved recommended teaching more lessons to 8th grade students in the future. What started out as a lesson for JROTC Cadets to learn about planning projects turned into an opportunity to connect with their community.


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Cadet Jonathan Munoz (9th grade) teaching 8th grade students via Google Meet from his classroom at Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School
Cadet Jonathan Munoz (9th grade) teaching 8th grade students via Google Meet from his classroom at Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School
Ms. Nguyen receive the prizes for her students who scored the most points on the quiz in their class
Ms. Nguyen receive the prizes for her students who scored the most points on the quiz in their class
A screen shot of the virtual environment prior to the lesson being taught
A screen shot of the virtual environment prior to the lesson being taught