Current Issues Resources

Welcome to Close Up’s library of classroom resources!

So, how do you get started?

Explore the nine topic areas in the grid below to find resources including:

  • Historical & Current Context: Designed to help you develop a thorough understanding of the topic throughout history and today.
  • Deliberating Priorities: Created to help you understand what policies are currently being considered to address this topic.
  • Current Issues Debates: Framed by a central question around a current policy, you are presented both sides of an issue to debate.
  • Videos from Policymakers: Concise videos that introduce the topic directly from lawmakers.

 

RESOURCES BY TOPIC:

Civil Rights & Individual Liberties

Civil Rights & Individual Liberties

 

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

 

Economic Issues

Economic Issues

 

Education

Education

 

Energy & Environment

Energy & Environment

 

Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy

 

Government & Elections

Government & Elections

 

Health Care

Health Care

 

Immigration

Immigration