Resources in Response to the Events at the U.S. Capitol
The Jewish Education Project
This collection provides a select set of resources to support educators in leading conversation on the events at the U.S. Capitol on January, 6, 2021. The resources are divided into three categories:
- Materials to Support a Non-Partisan Discussion of the Events of January 6 (Suitable for Elementary, Middle and High School Students)
- Readings, Prayers, and Selected Psalms (Suitable for Middle and High School Students)
- Resources to Support Students in Navigating Anxiety (Suitable for all Ages)
You may also consider using the resources available in these two collections:
Materials to Support a Non-Partisan Discussion of the Events of January 6
These resources guide students to resist oversimplified explanations of what happened during the insurrection on January 6, 2021.
A teacher's guide to facilitate conversations about the events at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
How we talk about things matters from our partners at Facing History and Ourselves.
A six-lesson curriculum, commissioned by the Covenant Foundation in 2019 and written by master Jewish educators Joel Lurie Grishaver and Ira J. Wise, on the topic of teaching civil discourse, with Jewish and general material appropriate for 6th/7th grades, 8-10th grades, and 11th grade-adult students.
Readings, Prayers, and Selected Psalms
A collection of six poems titled Psalms of Protest by Alden Solovy.
A prayer in response to the rioting and attacks on the U.S. Capitol.
An eJewish Philanthropy article by Dr. Erica Brown sharing her post-election thoughts and prayers.
Resources to Support Students in Navigating Anxiety
Three poignant suggestions for how to shape a child's reaction to frightening news.
This lesson provides selected Jewish texts to help youth process responses to the current state of our nation.
Psychological first aid (PFA) for students and teachers.