- Step by Step Guide to Teaching with Current Events in your School
- 3 Classroom Activities: 3 ways to teach about the insurrection (PBS)
- Resources for Teachers on the Days After the Attack on the U.S. Capitol – Beyond the Stoplight
- Talking to Kids About the Attack on the Capitol – National Education Association
- Can you Spot the Difference – Woke Kindergarten
- Non-Verbal Check-In Prompts – Some students will likely need and want space to discuss and ask questions. One check-in idea shared when discussing social emotional learning is using thumbs to share how you feel physically or emotionally, such as using a graph and indicating where you are using fingers.
- Singing Songs – UE Coach Jenna Evans noted that when she dropped into Ms. Flores-Mejia’s class, they were singing a Mindful Life Song; they can be found on this webpage or YouTube link. If interested, these are geared towards different age groups: Tk-2 emotions and heartfulness, Grade 3-5 Body Scan or 6th and up Emotions and Heartfulness
- This website has resources for teachers on the days after the attack on the U.S. Capital, and talks about creating spaces for zoom breakout rooms.
- A teacher put together a social studies resource sharing guide that digs into transition of power, responding to tragedy, etc.
- Books about kindness, feelings and how important our words and actions are to one another are far and wide. Mo Williems did an election night activity on doodling with music with feelings (it would require markers/crayons and paper). He also wrote a book, “The Pigeon Has Feelings, Too.”
Your Loyal Ops Team Member,
*** Special shout out to Jenna Evans, Jenny Ventura, Amber Fretwell and Robin Detterman for their contributions to the resource sharing.