In partnership with the Truman Presidential Library’s White House Decision Center, the Political History and Leadership program at ASU is pleased to offer incoming high school sophomores, juniors and seniors an opportunity to join us on the ASU Tempe campus on Friday, July 30, 2021 for a High School Leadership Academy.
The program will challenge students to step into the roles of President Harry S. Truman and his advisors to tackle the historic decision of how and when to end the war with Japan. Student participants will choose which cabinet role they would like to play in the simulation.
Students will gain skills in
· Close reading and information gathering
· Primary source analysis
· Comparing and contrasting multiple points of view
· Synthesizing complex information
· Group cooperation and communication
· Speech writing and public speaking
· Crafting evidence-based solutions for a complex problem
Two academies will be held on Friday, July 30 from 8:00 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 5 pm on the ASU Tempe campus. Depending on availability, you will be assigned to one of the two sessions. The fee to attend is $50, which is subsidized by funding from Arizona Public Service, the Apgar Foundation and community donors to the ASU Political History and Leadership program. There are a limited number of scholarships available if you have a financial hardship.
A continental breakfast will be provided at morning session and light snacks for the afternoon session.
Please register at this link by July 16, 2021. (note: early registration is highly recommended as there is limited first come, first served space for student attendees).
You will receive a workbook and required forms via snail mail in advance of the academy. Please complete the workbook before you attend, and bring both the completed workbook and signed form with you on July 30.
We look forward to your attendance. Please do not hesitate to contact Roxane.Barwick@asu.edu
with any questions or concerns, or to request a scholarship to attend (note: you will need to email with your request for scholarship assistance before you are able to register at the link above).