EI Summer camp

EI Summer camp

Sample Day

8:00-8:30 Breakfast

Professor Ernst Lecture: Assessing the Power of Political Advertising

  • Campaign Commercials (The Psychology of Political Ads)
  • Historical Overview of Campaign Commercials
  • Campaign Advertising in the 2016 Elections
9:30-10:00 Break

Writing Workshop (Students begin Writing Campaign Related Editorials):

  • Discussion of persuasive writing
  • Students brainstorm ideas for Election Related Op/Ed essays
  • Individual Writing Feedback with Professor Ernst and Teaching Assistants
12:00-12:45 Lunch

Professor Ernst Lecture: Voter Participation in American, Why It Matters

  • Trends in voter participation
  • Roadblocks to voting
  • Reforms for increasing voter participation
2:00-2:30 Break

Preparation Time for Student Campaign Debates

  • Prepare opening statements
  • Research policy positions
4:00-5:00 Optional Free Swim (Pool is Available)

Dinner with Elected Officials

  • Elected Officials Discuss Their Campaign Experiences
6:00-6:45 Final Debate Preparation
6:45-9:00 Student Campaign Debates
9:00-10:30 Ice Cream Social, Campaign Documentary, and Discussion 
11:00 Lights out


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