Current Issues Resources

Welcome to Close Up’s library of ready-to-use classroom resources! Our resources engage students in meaningful discussions about current issues.

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

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

 

 

 

 
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