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Libertas Civics Camp 4.0: Home

Thank you Hatton Sumners Foundation!

Thank you Hatton Sumners Foundation for making this year's camp possible! Without your support, we would not be able to provide our amazing students the opportunity to learn more about the the right to vote. its history, and elections. Our primary purpose will be to conduct a week-long civics camp that focuses on two important Constitutional principles: popular sovereignty and representative government. Considering data trends that not only reveal low voter turnout and civic participation in our community but also gaps in knowing and understanding the above principles, we feel there is a need to educate our students and surrounding our community regarding the importance and meaning behind representation and government by and for the people. We contend that creating a civics camp that is based on the principle that people have a say in determining who creates, implements, and weighs the laws that govern us helps address these gaps for our students.  Our camp will focus on the following six components: 

  1. understand the importance in the fundamental relationship between popular sovereignty and representative government in protecting against threats to liberty and arbitrary government;
  2. know and examine Supreme Court case-law regarding emerging voting rights issues;
  3. understand the history and significance of the 13th, 14th, 15th, 17th, 19th, 24th, and 26th Amendments;
  4. Practice case-briefing;
  5. apply their knowledge to novel factual scenarios regarding emerging issues associated with voting, civic participation, and representation;
  6. evaluate, take, and defend positions on challenges associated with voting, civic participation, and representation;
  7. create and present a project that will be used to engage and educate the public on challenges associated with voting, civic participation, and representation.

 

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