Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8Cl Close Up is an amazing way to discover new places, learn about the government, and understand how we can change the world. — Joseph, Student, NY the close up experience The Close Up Washington experience is an adventure in a city brimming with exciting historyandheritage.UsingDCasalivingclassroom,youwilldiscoverallthesignificant events that have shaped our nation and its people from its founding to today! Picture standing on the same steps where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech, and the humbling moment when you read the Gettysburg Address in the chamber of the Lincoln Memorial for the first time. Imagine going to the National Archives to see the U.S. Constitution up close and walking through the halls of Congress to witness our democracy in action! On Close Up’s programs, you will have these once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and be inspired as you explore the famous monuments, world-renowned museums and hallowed institutions that define our past and present. Even if you have visited the nation’s capital before, your experience with Close Up will be unlike any other. Close Up allows you to build lasting connections between your classroom and American history. We ensure you have the safest and most memorable experience possible through our all-inclusive package that includes travel, lodging, 24- hour supervision, and access to medical care. During our fast-paced, interactive programs with Close Up’s highly-trained instructors, you’ll participate in thrilling and unforgettable activities as you take in all that DC has to offer! You will: • Make lifelong friendships as you exchange ideas with students from around the country; • Visit the world-renowned Smithsonian Museums where history, science, art and culture come alive; • Discuss the events that have shaped our world through visits to DC’s must-see sites, including Arlington Cemetery to witness the Changing of the Guard; • Take part in an exciting, hands-on Mock Congress and learn more about the issues you care about the most!