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CLOSE UP WASHINGTON, DC CIVIC EDUCATION PROGRAMS

CLOSE UP WASHINGTON, DC CIVIC EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Close Up: History and Mission • Non-profit and non-partisan civic education organization founded in

Close Up: History and Mission • Non-profit and non-partisan civic education organization founded in 1971. • Mission is to inform, inspire, and empower students to become more active citizens. • Over 800, 000 student and teacher alums. • We welcome 16, 000 students and teachers to DC each year. 2

Our Methodology • Our Program…… • Uses DC as a classroom to study democracy

Our Methodology • Our Program…… • Uses DC as a classroom to study democracy • Reflects state learning standards for social studies & history • Encourages students to learn from their peers of all backgrounds • Teaches key skills and motivates positive attitudes for civic engagement • Draws on classic questions of democracy • Teaches students how to make informed decisions 3

Schedule Walkthrough Sunday, March 10 • Fly from Houston to Washington, DC • Our

Schedule Walkthrough Sunday, March 10 • Fly from Houston to Washington, DC • Our staff will be at the airport to meet the group at baggage claim. • Check-in at hotel • Meet your Program Instructor and Workshop Group • Essentials of Democracy Workshop • Room check 4

Schedule Walkthrough Monday, March 11 • Monument/Memorial Study Visits • Jefferson • FDR •

Schedule Walkthrough Monday, March 11 • Monument/Memorial Study Visits • Jefferson • FDR • • • Lunch in DC WWII Memorial Study Visit MLK Memorial Study Visit Dinner in the City Workshop – What makes a good law? 5

Schedule Walkthrough Tuesday, March 12 • Mock Congress Workshop • Smithsonian Museum Visit and

Schedule Walkthrough Tuesday, March 12 • Mock Congress Workshop • Smithsonian Museum Visit and Lunch • Explore Capitol Hill and U. S. Capitol Visitor’s Center • Arlington National Cemetery • Dinner at Union Station • DC’s Signature Night Monument Tour 6

Schedule Walkthrough Wednesday, March 13 • • Travel to Philadelphia National Constitution Center Lunch

Schedule Walkthrough Wednesday, March 13 • • Travel to Philadelphia National Constitution Center Lunch at the Bourse Building Historic District Study Visit • • • Independence Hall Liberty Bell Printing Office Congress Hall Washington Square • Dinner in Philadelphia • Travel to Washington, DC 7

Schedule Walkthrough Thursday, March 14 • Citizenship Sendoff Workshop – Students reflect on what

Schedule Walkthrough Thursday, March 14 • Citizenship Sendoff Workshop – Students reflect on what they have learned • White House (Photo-Op) • National Archives Study Visit • Smithsonian Museum Visit and Lunch • Fly to Houston 8

Supervision and Security • Night monitors at each hotel throughout the night. • Program

Supervision and Security • Night monitors at each hotel throughout the night. • Program Instructors have 140+ hours of training, certified in CPR/First Aid, undergone criminal background checks, with students at all times when exploring sites. • Detailed schedule has all pertinent numbers, addresses, etc. • Close Up name tag with emergency hotline number • Partnership with Georgetown Medical Center, plus a “Student Needs Assistant” to help with sick students. 9

Price and What’s Included • Total student price is $1755, which includes… – –

Price and What’s Included • Total student price is $1755, which includes… – – – – – Airfare from Houston (excluding baggage fees) Academic materials and instruction Hotel accommodations Three meals per day starting with dinner on Sunday, ending with lunch on Thursday. All in-town DC/Philadelphia transportation 24 -hour supervision including night monitors All admission fees Tips/Gratuities Secondary medical coverage and access to Georgetown University Medical Center Close Up souvenir backpack, water bottle, and group photo • Travel insurance is optional but STRONGLY encouraged 10

Important Dates/Deadlines • $400 deposit (non-refundable) is due no later than November 27, 2018.

Important Dates/Deadlines • $400 deposit (non-refundable) is due no later than November 27, 2018. • ALL deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable when made. • Final payment due no later than January 24, 2019 • Cancellations after January 24 result in a 100% cancellation penalty. • Payments can be made online. • Limited financial aid based on financial need (free/reduced lunch) is available. • Close Up is a 501(c)(3) organization…donations can be tax- deductible. 11

Questions? 12

Questions? 12

Julie Ault| jault@closeup. org 800 -CLOSE UP x. 3403 | www. closeup. org

Julie Ault| [email protected] org 800 -CLOSE UP x. 3403 | www. closeup. org