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Civic Literacy

Participating effectively in civic life, staying informed and understanding government processes, and exercising the rights and obligations of citizenship.

Engage students in learning about politics with Close Up's Election Week Programs.

Jun 15, 2018


Programs Encouraging Youth to Become Informed Citizens

During the week of November 4, 2018, students and teachers can join other school groups from around the nation for a once-in-a-lifetime experience through Close Up’s Election Week Programs. Close Up’s Student Programs for middle school and high school focus on civics, political efficacy, and skill development.

Top Educational Resources for Teachers March 2018

Apr 20, 2018


Our Top Five Resources in March 2018

Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in March.

Game Fake News

Mar 15, 2018


Game to “Vaccinate” Students Against Disinformation

Researchers have developed an online game to “vaccinate” people against fake news—by showing them how to become a fake news mogul. In the game, called Bad News, players use misleading tactics to build their own fake news empire.

STEM Competition

Mar 15, 2018


Competition Boosting Interest and Proficiency in STEAM

The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest challenges public middle and high schools across the country to help improve their communities using STEAM skills. This year’s projects tackle current issues such as natural disaster relief and safety, opioid addiction, water quality, and enablement of students with autism.

Diplomacy Game Civics

Mar 15, 2018


Simulations for Negotiating Solutions to Global Challenges

The United States Diplomacy Center’s education programs immerse students in the world of American diplomacy and the critical work of the United States Department of State. At the heart of the center’s education programs is Discover Diplomacy, a free diplomacy simulations program that allows students and teachers to experience what it is like to be a diplomat while grappling with complex foreign affairs topics.

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