Virtual Learning Overview

Find the virtual programs, resources, and training you need to help your students discuss and take action on current issues!

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“What an extraordinary team of educators/facilitators you have. They are stellar at what they do and did an exceptional job building community and rapport in this virtual environment…I have been an educator for about 23 years, and I was in awe of their command of those students.” —Rosi S., TX

In these unprecedented times, it is more important than ever to help young people connect to the world around them, develop a sense of community and purpose, and learn how to make genuine impacts on the issues that matter most to them. Here at Close Up, we’re drawing upon our nearly 50 years of experience in student engagement to create those exciting opportunities in the virtual world. Below, you’ll find our latest online offerings for students interested in action civics, engaging discussions, and cultivating meaningful relationships with peers across geographical distances and ideological divides.

  • Learn more about Close Up's virtual opportunities at a FREE online Teacher Training!



Virtual Programs

See our upcoming opportunities for engaging virtual programming!
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Classroom Resources

Close Up's digital library of classroom resources help students better understand various viewpoints and become equipped to address challenges within their communities. Learn More >

Professional Development

Gain the skills, tools, and strategies you need to successfully facilitate discussions of controversial issues in your classroom. Learn More >

Free Resources & Lesson Plans

Sample some of our most popular issue discussions, policy units, and lesson plans! Learn More >

Current Issues Blog

Our weekly blog posts frame major issues in the news to spark reasoned classroom discussion. Learn More >

Register to Vote

Register to vote! Learn More >