Close Up programs are the ultimate experience!
Embark on an adventure with new friends and discover the significance of DC’s famous monuments, incredible Smithsonian museums, and awe-inspiring memorials. Close Up gives students the perfect combination of learning and fun by putting them in the center of the nation’s most thrilling and historic cities!
Explore the inspiring landmarks, monuments, and memorials in these two iconic cities!Learn More >
Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience in DC and other historic sites on the East Coast with this fully-customizable program.Learn More >
Journey through American history by exploring these significant U.S. cities.Learn More >
Discuss the evolution of American democracy with visits to two of our nation’s most historic cities.Learn More >
Experience American history up close with visits to the nation’s capital and this Civil War battlefield.Learn More >
Explore American history in-depth with this journey through the East Coast’s most notable cities.Learn More >
Discover our nation’s diverse heritage on this DC program geared to immigrant and migrant students.Learn More >
Make connections between the past and the present.
Our thoughtful, intentional curriculum helps students engage with their peers, expand their perspectives, and gain a greater understanding of their role as citizens. We use:
Looking for an innovative virtual program for students?
Led by Close Up Instructors, our virtual experiences help students reach outside of their homes, their schools, and their communities to broaden their perspectives.Close Up engages young people in issue discussions to encourage them create concrete plans for community action, and expose them to new people, opinions, and world-views in a balanced way.
Close Up is a positive experience for students…
seeing themselves as having the power to influence the democratic process.
As a government teacher, it’s nice to have more resources…
for teaching media literacy and having students critically think about the information they receive.
I plan to introduce Close Up’s professional development to the teachers I work with…
and use this as a part of my school’s requirement that students take action on issues of local, national, and international importance.
Close Up brought me CLOSER to politics…
the entire notion no longer seemed obscure. I became very involved in politics on the local and national level.