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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Summer School: Local Government for High School

How cool would it be to take a local government course with a city mayor?! Well, we think it would be way cool and so we've set it all up for you!  This June you can take one of our famous summer boot camps with Phillip Campbell, Mayor of Howell, MI. Mayor Campbell will introduce high school students to the the hows and whys of local government. This is not one to miss!  Please scroll down for all the details and the link to sign up!

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Class dates: Monday through Thursday, June 11th - 14th, 2012
Total classes: 4
Starting time: Noon Eastern (11:00 am Central(
Duration: 55 minutes
Prerequisite: None
Suggested grade level: 10th to 12th grade
Fee: $40 if you register on or before April 1, 2012. $50 after April 1st for all 4 classes.
Instructor: Mayor Phillip Campbell (Howell, MI)
Course description: A nuts n' bolts breakdown of how your local City or township government functions, taught by the Mayor of Howell, MI. This is a great addendum or precursor to Homeschool Connections' other government courses.
Course outline:
Monday: Origins: The beginning of local government in America in law, practice and theory.
Tuesday: People, Operations and Services: The people who make a local government run, and what kinds of services local governments provide to their residents.
Wednesday: Decision Making and Funding: How local governments make decisions, take action and find money to pay for their operations.
Thursday: Participation: Why don't more people participate in local government and what opportunities exist for you to get involved with your local government?
Course materials: Any course materials will be available free online or provided by Mayor Campbell
Homework: Daily quizzes

Mayor Campbell will be available via email in between classes for questions and comments.
Recordings of classes are provided to students within 24 hours and available for 6 months.
Homeschool Connections does not provide record keeping services.

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