Create Your Own Program

Close Up works with hundreds of schools, districts, and organizations each year to design class trips and individual programs that complement curricula.

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Looking for a customized Close Up experience?

Close Up allows you to tailor every aspect of your program, including dates, length, activities, and themes. Partner with Close Up to create an exclusive program just for you and your students. Our customizable programs are ideal for a school or organization that wants:

  • A program designed specifically for a grade level or course (minimum of 40 students is required);
  • A focused theme such as Foundations of American History, Civil Rights, American Government, Foreign Policy, or issue-specific programs (e.g. immigration);
  • To complement key critical questions, specific activities, or projects from your curriculum;
  • Comprehensive resources to prepare students for your DC program and to continue the learning experience upon returning home; and
  • Programming in Washington, DC and out-of-town options such as Mount Vernon, Williamsburg, Charlottesville, Gettysburg, Philadelphia, or New York City.

EXPLORE ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMS

 

Washington, DC

Watch history come to life with this ultimate, hands-on DC experience!

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Washington, DC & New York City

Explore the inspiring landmarks, monuments, and memorials in these two iconic cities!

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Create Your Own Program

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience in DC and other historic sites on the East Coast with this fully-customizable program.

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Washington, DC & Philadelphia

Journey through American history by exploring these significant U.S. cities.

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Washington, DC & Williamsburg

Discuss the evolution of American democracy with visits to two of our nation’s most historic cities.

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Washington, DC & Gettysburg

Experience American history up close with visits to the nation’s capital and this Civil War battlefield.

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Founding of a Nation Program

Explore American history in-depth with this journey through the East Coast’s most notable cities.

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New Americans Program

Discover our nation’s diverse heritage on this DC program geared to immigrant and migrant students.

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Premier Election Series & Inauguration

Experience the excitement of the next Presidential Election and Inauguration first-hand in Washington, DC!

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