Close Up has partnered with New Voice Strategies to offer the Preamble Project—free, immersive classroom materials for high school and middle school students that use an exploration of the Preamble to the Constitution to delve into such vital questions as: Who, in today’s America, are “We the People?” What aspirations inspire us? How do we pursue a “more perfect union?” The 2022 Preamble Project included:
» Examining the Preamble to the Constitution
» Applying Values from the Preamble (Classroom Deliberation)
» Envisioning a More Perfect Union (Group Project)
» Securing a More Perfect Union (Project Presentations)
Make sure to mark your calendar for Constitution Day 2023! We look forwarded to offering more free classroom resources through next year’s Preamble Project.
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.
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.
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.
Close Up made me realize how SIGNIFICANT my thoughts and views are…
Although everyone will not always agree, everyone has a voice and needs to be heard.