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:

Surviving and Thriving Through Civic and Civil Engagement

Civic Responsibility 2020

Materials to Support a Non-Partisan Discussion of the Events of January 6

Troops at the US Capitol

These resources guide students to resist oversimplified explanations of what happened during the insurrection on January 6, 2021.

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US Capitol Insurrection

A teacher's guide to facilitate conversations about the events at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.

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Child with American Flag
On Demand

Learn with us about how we can promote healthy civil discourse.

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Photo by Luis Alfonso Orellana (Unsplash)

How we talk about things matters from our partners at Facing History and Ourselves.

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Students in front of US Capital

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.

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Image from the Protests at the U.S. Capitol

A selection of resources to assist teachers in responding to the events at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.

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Readings, Prayers, and Selected Psalms

Psalms of Protest - Solovy

A collection of six poems titled Psalms of Protest by Alden Solovy.

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American Flag in Sunlight

A prayer in response to the rioting and attacks on the U.S. Capitol.

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US Capitol

Rabbi Barry Block shares a prayer for a nation in crisis following the tragic attack on the U.S. Capitol.

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Prayer Text

An eJewish Philanthropy article by Dr. Erica Brown sharing her post-election thoughts and prayers.

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American Flags

A collection of psalms, tefillot, and readings in response to the events at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.

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Resources to Support Students in Navigating Anxiety

A dad holds and comforts his son

Three poignant suggestions for how to shape a child's reaction to frightening news.

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Helping Children Cope With Tragedy Related Anxiety

Mental Health America's resources for discussing tragedy and feelings of personal danger during uncertain times.

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Helping Youth Process Civil Unrest and their Role

This lesson provides selected Jewish texts to help youth process responses to the current state of our nation.

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Listen, Protect, Connect - Model & Teach

Psychological first aid (PFA) for students and teachers.

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Student and Teacher Standing Together

A brief guide to speaking to your students about a crisis as it unfolds by Teaching Tolerance.

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