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Lesson 6: Attack on the Capitol/ Insurrection in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021

Educators will provide students an opportunity to share their reactions, thoughts, feelings about the events of January 6th in Washington, DC and make connections to recent current events and historical events in the United States.

Teachers and students have a menu of three activities to choose from as lessons. 

Analyzing Power
Practicing Empathy
Current Events
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Common Core State Standards (CCSS)


Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11-12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.


College, Career, and Civic Life Framework (C3)


Evaluate citizens’ and institutions’ effectiveness in addressing social and political problems at the local, state, tribal, national and/or international level.


Evaluate how historical events and developments were shaped by unique circumstances of time and place as well as broader historical contexts.


Use questions generated about individuals and groups to assess how the significance of their actions changes over time and is shaped by the historical context. 


Assess options for individual and collective action to address local, regional, and global problems by engaging in self-reflection, strategy identification, and complex causal reasoning


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