Resource Round-Up: Talking About the Attack on the Capitol

January 13, 2021

The following resources are designed to help educators have critical conversations about the attack on the Capitol with their learners, peers and within their communities. 

Resources to help your students

Resources for Talking To Students About the Attack on the Capitol

Children need a safe place to express their anxiety or worries and seek answers that are suited to and appropriate for their age.

7 Books To Help Address and Discuss Tough Topics with Kids

Books can explore deep or difficult issues without hitting them head-on, and can serve as a starting place for conversations with children.

Caring for Students in the Wake of a Traumatic News Event

Even students who don’t fully understand the events may feel a sense of instability as the adults in their lives react to current events. How should teachers address those emotions so that students can continue learning, especially in a school environment already disrupted by the pandemic?

Resources to help your teaching

Teaching on the Days After: Dialogue & Resources for Educating Toward Justice

Days After Pedagogy doesn’t mean turning trauma into a standard or a benchmarked lesson. But if you’re going to talk about it, do so with intention, care and an explicit commitment to justice and equity.

A Trauma-Informed Approach to Teaching the Colonization of the Americas

Preparing for the emotions that may arise from discussions of genocide and oppression can help teachers avoid traumatizing students.

Teaching Current Events

Engaging with current events is an essential part of educating young people to be informed and humane participants in a democracy. These resources from Facing History and Ourselves foster thoughtful classroom conversations and build your students’ capacities for critical thinking, emotional engagement, ethical reflection and civic agency.

Resources to help your learning communities

How to Root Out Anti-Black Racism From Your School

Individual acts must transform into collective action, and educators can be part of that change with these four steps outlined by this professor and director of the University of California’s Black Male Institute.

Social Responsibility Begins Here

The health of our communities depends on each of us taking individual actions to help others. This includes kids, as much as adults

Developing U.S. Educators’ Skills in Teaching Across Lines of Sexuality, Religion and Nationality

The equity tool prepares school leaders, counselors, educators and other stakeholders with ways to ensure the safety and engagement of students when discussing topics across the lines of sexuality, religion and nationality.

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