Teaching after a national crisis brings challenges of context, resources, emotions, and, at the start of a semester, rapport.
This list of resources was generated for and at our January 7th Hub Coffee Hour, Teaching after the Capitol Violence. Please feel free to share more resources in the comments section. We appreciate your desire and willingness to share strategies and resources with your colleagues.
Be sure to also check out the Mardigian Library’s excellent Resources for Studying and Teaching the January 6, 2021 U.S. Capitol Insurrection.
Learning Activities about the Insurrection at the Capitol
You can adapt these activities directly into your courses. Some may be designed for K-12 but they can be easily adjusted for complexity and expectations.
- American Historical Association: Twitter Thread of Resources
- New York Times: Teaching Resources for the Storming of the U.S. Capitol by Pro-Trump Extremists
- PBS Classroom resource: Three ways to teach the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol
- Resource Sharing for January 6 (crowdsourced list of many resources)
- Beyond the Stoplight: Resources for Teachers on the Days after the Attack on the U.S. Capitol
- Visual Materials Lesson Plan Ideas for 01/06/21
Resources for Teaching “The Day After…”
- Vanderbilt: Teaching in Times of Crisis
- CRLT: Facilitating Challenging Conversations in Your Classes
- The New Fascism Syllabus: Exploring the New Right Through Scholarship and Civic Engagement
- Teaching Tolerance: Leading Conversations After the Insurrection in Washington D.C.
- How To Spot Fake News
- Getbadnews.com: a game where you amass followers to build up fake credibility as a news site; it has an educators’ info sheet