Up Foundation & Smithsonian Announce New Summer HS Program
in Washington, D.C.
Close Up Foundation and the Smithsonian Institution announced
a new educational travel program for high school students. Destination
DC: Culture, Politics, and History is a seven-day program in Washington
DC that will be held July 7-13, 2003.
Destination DC is the only Smithsonian-sponsored travel program
for students and will focus on topics such as the portrayal of
Americaís past, policy-making in action, characteristics of national
leaders, and citizenís rights in a participatory democracy. Activities
afford behind-the-scene explanations during private tours of the
Smithsonian museums and attendance of committee meetings on Capitol
Led by trained Program Instructors, participants will join in
small group discussions about domestic and international issues.
While expanding on ideas about democracy, students will develop
communication, cooperation, and judgment skills. Through their
partnership on Destination DC, the Close Up Foundation and the
Smithsonian Institution hope to give students a fully comprehensive
view of the history, present reality, and possible future of democracy
in the United States.
Close Up Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan civic education
organization. Through its government study visit programs, award
winning publications, video productions, and national television
programming on C-SPAN, the Close Up message of citizen participation
reaches millions annually.#
more information, call 703-706-3300 and visit www.closeup.org/destdc.htm.
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