By Mr. Mattson, History Teacher
Fourteen high school students from LCS embarked on a learning adventure this summer by taking part in the second annual Summer government course this June. During this term, students had the opportunity to get a first-hand look at how government functions while covering the traditional government coursework. The June term provided this class the opportunity to enjoy the learning experience by traveling to locations where governmental functions take place or are influenced. These opportunities would not be possible inside of a normal school term due to the limitations of the typical school schedule. These photos capture a few of their learning adventures. Congratulations to Mr. Mattson and these fourteen adventurous students for giving up a portion of summer to learn more about our government.
Here are some photos from this summer’s experience:
Mr. Dustin Krasny, District Representative for Rep Tim Walberg, walked students through the legislative process and defined the role of representation evidenced in the U.S. Congress.
Learning about our government is so much more fun when we can laugh and enjoy the time together.
Sister Patricia Schnapp speaks about the role of citizens in the promotion of peace and restorative justice.
Visiting the State Capitol to see how and where our State Legislators function.
In an effort to better understand the role of the media in shaping public opinion and politics, the students visited with the Publisher of The Daily Telegram, Mr. Rob Young.
We are grateful to Publisher Rob Young and The Daily Telegram for hosting our June Term Summer Government course!
The Summer Government course provided these fourteen students with the opportunity to dedicate their attention to a single subject for the entire term. Through hours of rigorous study and first-hand experiences, they achieved an impressive level of depth in their understanding of our government. They also deepened their level of friendship with one another through research, travel, projects, and a little fun. 😉 We’re committed to developing our January and June terms and thank these students, their families, and our teaching staff for investing in these accelerated and intensive programs.