Are you an educator looking to fulfill your Constitution Day requirements with your students? Close Up is partnering with New Voice Strategies to offer the Preamble Project—free, immersive classroom materials for high school and middle school students that use an exploration of the Preamble to the Constitution to delve into such vital questions as: Who, in today’s America, are “We the People?” What aspirations inspire us? How do we pursue a “more perfect union?”
All materials will be released this summer in time for the lead-up to Constitution Day, including:
» Examining the Preamble to the Constitution
» Applying Values from the Preamble (Classroom Deliberation)
» Envisioning a More Perfect Union (Group Project)
» Securing a More Perfect Union (Project Presentations)
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.
Close Up brought me CLOSER to politics…
the entire notion no longer seemed obscure. I became very involved in politics on the local and national level.
Close Up is a positive experience for students…
seeing themselves as having the power to influence the democratic process.
As a government teacher, it’s nice to have more resources…
for teaching media literacy and having students critically think about the information they receive.