Resources to Help Educators Process The January 6, 2021 Attack on the Capitol

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Background resources for teachers: Resources to help teachers process with students:
Teachers are on the front lines of a culture war when it comes to educating students about Jan. 6

This article from WCVB discusses some challenges involved in discussing events like the January 6, 2021 insurrection, as well as why some feel this event should be discussed with students.

Discussing Political Violence and Extremism with Young People

This resource from the Anti-Defamation League offers a brief overview of the events on January 6, 2021, discussion objectives, as well as suggested strategies.

One Year Since the Jan. 6 Attack on the Capitol

This resource from the Department of Justice offers details taken from public court documents that offer a  “snapshot of the investigation as of Thursday, December 30, 2021.”

Responding to the Insurrection at the US Capitol

This resource from Facing History & Ourselves offers ways for teachers to help students reflect on the events of January 6, 2021.

Fostering Civil Discourse How Do We Talk About Issues That Matter?

This resource from Facing History & Ourselves offers strategies to help teachers feel more comfortable engaging in facilitating conversations that may feel challenging for some.

Leading Conversations After Crisis

This resource from Learning for Justice, created last year after the January 6, 2021 insurrection, offers resources and questions to help students process the events from last year.  Though written a year ago, teachers can adjust discussions to reflect the fact that a year has passed.

Learning for Justice-January 6th One Year Later

Learning for Justice provides resources on placing the historical significance of the insurrection with other White Supremacy events and how to help students learn about online hate and misinformation

HenryJTurner Blog post from January  7, 2021

Social Justice Ideas to consider when discussing these 1/6 in school.

13 Minute NPR Reflection on January 6th
Washington Post- January 6th 1 Year Later People on the frontlines at the Capitol reflect on the events 
Brookings Institute Webcast

At 10:00 on Thursday experts discuss the events during a live Webcast


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