Preamble Project Application

 

What does it mean to be an American? On Constitution Day, join classrooms across the nation to build a shared understanding of what it means to be American through an exploration of the preamble to the U.S. Constitution for the inaugural Preamble Project. 

Students will explore questions such as:  Who, in today’s America, are ‘We The People’? What is our purpose? How do we pursue a ‘more perfect union’? 

Starting September 17, over the course of four weeks, paired classrooms — with different geographic, demographic, and ideological profiles — will engage in a series of live exchanges to understand how life experiences and cultural influences shape diverse perspectives and values. Together, students will consider how America’s past shapes its present; build connections, empathy, and understanding for varying viewpoints; and develop the civil dialogue skills to participate in 21st century democracy. 

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Eligibility and Application Process: This program is designed for middle school grades 7th or 8th and high school grades 10th or 11thPlease complete the information below to submit your application for the Preamble Project. Once your application is submitted, you will receive an email confirmation. We will be in touch with schools in August to follow up with additional details.  

Contact classroom@closeup.org with any questions. 

  • CONTACT INFORMATION

  • SCHOOL DEMOGRAPHICS
  • What is the demographic breakdown of your school (approximate %)?

  • EXPERIENCE & SCHOOL PROFILE
  • Please confirm that you will commit to starting on September 17, 2021 and identifying a minimum of three class periods over the course of four weeks.
  • Participating classrooms will be asked to participate in an online evaluation process to determine the best way to bring thoughtful, accessible, and educational civil exchanges to classrooms nationwide in September 2022. Please confirm you are able to complete the online evaluation?