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This resource list has teaching ideas, readings and strategies to help students make sense of the riots at the Capitol in DC on January 6th, 2021
Teaching and Learning Resources
- Understand What Happened and React to It
- Investigate President Trump’s Responsibility
- Explore Why Democracy Requires the Peaceful Transfer of Power
- Examine Assertions of a Law Enforcement ‘Stark Double Standard’
- Understand the Roots of the Riot
- Consider the Role of the News Media and the Power of Language
- Scrutinize How Social Media Can Facilitate Insurrection
- Put Jan. 6, 2021, Into Historical Context
- American Democracy at Risk: A Global Comparative Perspective
Dismantle White Supremacy/White Privilege at Work in Higher Ed
Colleges Share the Blame for Assault on Democracy-For four years, Trump unleashed a tsunami of lies. Higher education responded with silence. Chronical of Higher Education, Jan 2021
For more background and historical context for the tumultuous events of Jan. 6, and on Mr. Trump’s continued attempts to overturn the results of a democratic election, please read:
- Trump’s Attempts to Overturn the Election Are Unparalleled in U.S. History(The New York Times)
- Our Long, Forgotten History of Election-Related Violence(The New Yorker)
- The Senators Who Were Expelled After Refusing to Accept Lincoln’s Election(The Washington Post)
- If Anybody Says Election to Me, I Want to Fight: The Messy Election of 1876(Historians.org)
- The U.S. Capitol’s Turbulent History of Bombings, Assassination Attempts, and Violence(National Geographic)
- 21 Lessons From America’s Worst Moments(Time)
Related Resources From Other Educational Organizations
Facing History and Ourselves | Responding to the Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol
Teaching Tolerance | Leading Conversations After the Insurrection in Washington D.C.
Anti-Defamation League | Discussing Political Violence and Extremism with Young People
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day | Ways To Teach About Today’s Insurrection
Morningside Center for Social Responsibility | American Democracy, Week 1 of 2021
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The link here will get you to the League for Innovation website where you can find many helpful resources and PD opportunities at the national level and across different community college systems.
This online care package of poems, videos, and guided meditations from the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center has helpful resources and activities for you and your students to stay calm and less stressed out during the pandemic.
Designing Your Curriculum & Course Syllabus
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Assessing Your Students’ Outcomes
The references listed here are intended to enable participants to make informed decisions about ways to measure what students are gleaning from their educational experiences.
Student Engagement Techniques
The resources here offer strategies and advice for keeping the students learning.
Universal Design for Learning
Provides a “a framework for designing educational environments that enable all learners to gain knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for learning. This is accomplished by simultaneously reducing barriers to the curriculum and providing rich supports for learning.”
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Here you will find documents that “explain how to make Web content more accessible to people with disabilities.”
Diversity in the Classroom
Here you will find ideas from District colleagues and other experts.