None of us could have imagined that we would witness hate and anarchy in our nation’s Capital. The differences in responses by our government to yesterday’s events vs the response to events this summer are deeply troubling.
Here are some helpful resources to help teachers and your students through lessons about what happened this week at the US Capitol.
- Respect / Guided Discussion (Grades 5 - 6). Students recognize manifestations of respectful behaviors in survivor testimony and their own experiences.
- Hate and its Consequences (Grades 7 - 9) Through testimony, students explore the personal impacts of hate, and how hate can be countered.
- Courage - Intellectual Courage: Mindful Explorations (Grades 9 - 12) Students reflect on how they can practice intellectual courage in their own lives, guided by testimony.
- Promoting Civility in Co-Curricular Spaces (University Level) Drawing evidence from primary sources, students examine the impact of civil and uncivil discourse in co-curricular spaces.
Cultivated from our friends at Center for Inspired Teaching, here are some resources to support teachers and parents in talking with children about difficult subjects:
- How to talk to your kids about the chaos at the Capitol from National Geographic
- Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers from the National Association of School Psychologists
- An age-by-age guide on how to talk about difficult topics with your children from Motherly and Common Sense Media