Classroom Resources on the January 6 Attack

January 5, 2022

A collection of ideas and links for teaching on the anniversary of the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. 


The anniversary of the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and ongoing threats to democracy are in the news and on the minds of many young people and adults. 

Even if you have little classroom time for an exploration of this topic, consider giving students a chance to share their observations, thoughts, and feelings about it. See these suggestions on handling difficult issues in your classroom: Teaching about Controversial or Difficult Issues.

For a wider exploration of the attack and its context, see our collection of resources from 2021.

Also consider these resource collections:

Facing History and Ourselves:
Resources for Teaching After the Insurrection at the US Capitol

Learning for Justice:
Teaching the Historical Context of January 6

New York Times:
Teaching Resources to Help Students Make Sense of the Rampage at the Capitol