Travel beyond the capital to America’s birthplace.
Our Washington, DC and Philadelphia Middle School Program helps students understand the significance of American democracy, from its early years to modern times. During this 5-day/4-night program, students consider how America’s revolutionary experiences shaped ideas about rights, democracy, and liberty. Guided by our highly-trained instructors, students have the opportunity to:
Participation in a Close Up program requires parent or guardian approval for any participants under 18 years of age.
Explore the inspiring landmarks, monuments, and memorials in these two iconic cities!Learn More >
Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience in DC and other historic sites on the East Coast with this fully-customizable program.Learn More >
Journey through American history by exploring these significant U.S. cities.Learn More >
Discuss the evolution of American democracy with visits to two of our nation’s most historic cities.Learn More >
Experience American history up close with visits to the nation’s capital and this Civil War battlefield.Learn More >
Explore American history in-depth with this journey through the East Coast’s most notable cities.Learn More >
Discover our nation’s diverse heritage on this DC program geared to immigrant and migrant students.Learn More >
I plan to introduce Close Up’s professional development to the teachers I work with…
and use this as a part of my school’s requirement that students take action on issues of local, national, and international importance.
I think Close Up’s virtual program is an amazing experience…
Close Up is a positive experience for students…
seeing themselves as having the power to influence the democratic process.
I learned that there’s a huge network of people with the same goals and drive as me…
and that our collaboration really could make a difference. It gave me hope for the future of our communities and our nation!