CLOSE UP IN CLASS

Active citizenship begins in the local community — and for many students, that community is the classroom. The Close Up in Class resource libraries help students and teachers investigate current events and long-standing debates, develop real-world skills for community engagement, and research and understand the critical issues facing our democracy. Close Up in Class also provides professional development and resources to support teachers in the facilitation of classroom learning, debate, and discussion.

LIBRARIES & TRAINING

CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES
IN THE NEWS

Discuss competing viewpoints on issues in the news—from bills in Congress to Supreme Court cases.

PUBLIC POLICY
IN-DEPTH

These long-form policy units offer background, analysis, and informed debate of broader public policy subjects.

HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES

Make connections between historical events and current controversial issues.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Facilitate civil conversations in the classroom about controversial issues.


BLOG

CLOSE UP IN CLASS BLOG

Discover new resources and
teaching techniques to help you
discuss current issues in the
classroom with our new blog!

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