Resources for Educators in Wake of Violence at US Capitol
As the horrific events of January 6 played out in front of the world, our students were seeing a violent historic event in real time. Like us, they are filled with questions and certainly a whole host of emotions as this attack on democracy interrupted members of Congress as they were conducting the business of the people.
We know that many of you will be talking about this with your students, helping them understand what happened and how such a mob was incited to act. We’ll update this page as we gather more for you.
As always – but especially now – remember the important and invaluable role you play as educators.
Make no mistake about it: What we are watching today is an attack on our country and on our democratic institutions. To be clear, these seditious attacks on our Capitol are bred from years of vitriol, hate and bigotry and were fueled by a president and the many elected Republican accomplices who blatantly lied about the election while attempting to overturn the will of the people in a desperate attempt to hold onto power. In America, voters pick our leaders; our leaders do not pick and choose which voices to heed and which to silent.