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On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, a pro-Trump mob attacked the U.S. Capitol. Teachers around the country are thinking deeply about how to talk with students about this event and its aftermath. While we are still reeling from the initial shock of these events, the disruption is far from over. If 2020 showed us anything, it’s that we should be prepared for the unprecedented. Looking ahead, we will need to help our students process this day and what it means for the future of our country. 

Our team has put together resources and recommendations for building resilient communities that create space for students to process the realities of our world and gives them the skills to navigate in it.

Resources for Talking about Difficult Current Events

Resources for Teaching Media Literacy

Resources for Understanding the Events of January 6, 2021

These strategies are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to developing a resilient, responsive culture in which students can discuss difficult subjects. If you're looking to dive deeper, read BetterLesson coach Lindsay Lyons' recent blog, How Can Educators Create a Learning Space for Difficult Subjects?

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