Beginning by asking “What is government?,” this class will guide young thinkers, grades 6th through 8th, in how politics affects them. We will Dig In by discussing different forms of government throughout history, acknowledging advantages and disadvantages, and then talk about how our government works for us. We will use interactive examples relating to personal safety, personal rights, special interests, and many more, running into many of the same frustrations that modern politicians must confront. Homework will entail imagining systems that work differently from the ones we currently have, to improve how government runs or the services it provides. Over the course of six weeks, students will gain practical knowledge of the ins and outs of politics and government, grounded in the understanding of how these abstract theories relate to them personally.
Thursday, January 14th, 4:30-6 pm
Thursday, January 21st, 4:30-6 pm
Thursday, January 28th, 4:30-6 pm
Thursday, February 4th, 4:30-6 pm
Thursday, February 11th, 4:30-6 pm
Thursday, February 18th, 4:30-6 pm