Have you ever wanted to discuss things like racial equity, economic justice, abortion, or free speech, but your teachers won’t go there? Join us as we journey through the ideas, political philosophies, and ideologies that have shaped our increasingly divided country. In this course, students will examine important current events and issues at the local, state and national level through the lens of some of the greatest thinkers of the past and present. Through a combination of discussion, simulation, and creative projects, we will work together to understand our world and look for ways to make it better.
American Political Principles
About Expand Your Mind
For Rising 9th-12th Grade Students
A Unique Experience on a College Campus
Expand Your Mind brings together talented students from across the Twin Cities, the nation, and the world for intensive learning and discovery during two 2-week summer sessions. Located on the beautiful campus of Macalester College, EYM challenges students academically while developing leadership skills, instilling self-confidence, and fostering lifelong friendships among like-minded peers.