Close Up Blog

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

Helping Teachers Teach the News is a project of the Close Up Foundation, a civic education non-profit with 50 years of experience in teaching government, politics, and policy through issue-centered discussions, simulations, and democratic education.

Teaching the news is time-consuming and complicated; by the time you are able to find and process important issues and identify how to teach them, they are old news. This site will be updated frequently with links to classroom-ready news items, relevant context, and suggested teaching activities and discussion questions.

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