Today, the AP world Class of LHS drove up to University of Colorado Boulder to take part of the World Affairs Conference. The conference is an annual event, and consists of many professionals talking and teaching about the world of politics, government and economics.
The students headed up to Boulder at around 7 this morning. Despite the heavy morning rush hour, the students thought the drive was well worth it.
“The drive was nice even though I almost died like 20 times. It was terrifying. I wish we had taken a bus. But I loved it. It was really fun to get out of the classroom and go somewhere different,” said junior Julianna Jackson.
Once they arrived on campus, the students were able to go to break out sessions of their choices. Subjects included climate change, social media affects on politics, the social media revolution, budgeting, global trade offers, anthropology of war and many more.
These sessions were led by people who are professionals, and the best in their field. Each panel member would talk about their area of expertise and also left time for questions.
“The panels were all really interesting and thought provoking,” said Jackson.
Students were also able to get a feel for being in a college lecture setting. For some, this was their first time experiencing a college campus
“CU has a gorgeous campus. It wasn’t too hard to get around and I really liked all the grassy areas and old buildings,” said Jackson.
In general, the students enjoyed a day off from school and a new learning experience.
“I think it brought a lot of perspective for me in general, but also to my AP world history class. It reminded me of how the past shapes present issues.”