S U N D A Y M O N D A Y T U E S D A Y Arrive in Washington, DC Meet your Close Up Concierge and explore DC with your school Welcome Dinner Group Orientation Meet students from across the country who you will spend the week with and get to know your Close Up Program Instructor Essentials of Democracy Workshop* How does the government impact your life? * Workshops are small learning communities comprised of students from various states. Each workshop community is led by the same Close Up Program Instructor for the duration of the trip. ** Study Visits led by highly-trained instructors provide unique opportunities to learn using historic sites and institutions as living classrooms. Sample schedule subject to change. “ “ Close Up gave me the confidence I needed to be more politically involved.! – Eric, Student, CO Thomas Jefferson & Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Study Visits** Learn about two of America’s most influential presidents and decide which rights are most important to you Lunch at Reagan Building and International Trade Center WWII Memorial Study Visit Learn how everyday citizens supported the war effort Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Study Visit How can an ordinary citizen accomplish extraordinary things? Arlington National Cemetery Visit our nation’s most hallowed ground and witness the Changing of the Guard Dinner at Pentagon City Mall Characteristics of a Good Law Workshop Prepare for Capitol Hill by learning how laws are made Explore the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and Museum An inside look at how Congress works Capitol Hill Group Photo Smithsonian American History Museum and Lunch Discover the complexity and richness of our nation’s history at this acclaimed museum Monuments on the National Mall Visit the Korean, Vietnam, and Lincoln Memorials as they illuminate the night sky Dinner Mock Presidential Election Discuss the role of the executive branch and elect a president for the program while mid-term results are revealed in real time!