A Comprehensive Approach to Teaching Current Issues
The design of our lessons and activities connects current events to history and everyday life, helping teachers ensure that their students become informed and empowered citizens.
Ultimately our resources, allow young people to better understand various viewpoints and become better equipped to address shared challenges within their communities.
Develop a greater understanding of current policy issues with two new discussions each month.Learn More >
Explore multiple sides of broad policy areas and how they connect to longstanding tensions in our democracy.Learn More >
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.
Close Up made me realize how SIGNIFICANT my thoughts and views are…
Although everyone will not always agree, everyone has a voice and needs to be heard.