I’ll be in the nation’s capital this week, during a 2nd week of contract teaching with the Close Up Foundation.
Close Up is devoted to helping students realize that they don’t meed to wait for some future nebulous date to be politically active. Being active citizens–learning about issues, debating policies, influencing decision-makers–is not something they have to anticipate, it is something they can do now.
It offers in an intense “field-trip” all the best of experiential learning and (mini-scaled) project-based learning. It is one of the most worthwhile high school experiences that exists.
So, this week, I will be sharing stories about students from around the county out of my favorite classroom in the world: Washington D.C.!
Note: any reference to students will be done anonymously.