A lesson from the Mikva Challengeprogram about the attack on the US Capitol offers ways educators can provide students opportunities to share their reactions, thoughts, and emotions about the events of January 6 in Washington, DC.
In 1814, British troops marched on Washington, DC, intent on striking a blow against the capital city during the War of 1812. The first public building they encountered was the unfinished Capitol. A feature of eight videos on the US Capitol’s website describes what the Capitol looked like at that time, how the British attempted to destroy it, and how their actions shaped the future of the building.
Hosted by the Chicago Architecture Center, the second annual Girls Build!event will take place virtually on January 9, 2021, from 10 a.m. to noon (CT). Girls aged 10–16 will hear from female professionals who work on environmentally friendly design projects and take part in activities led by leading cultural institutions.
Grounded in student autonomy and choice, a remote book club can help students feel a sense of control during times of uncertainty. Remote Book Clubs: Nurturing Community and Connection, a freely downloadable guide from Facing History and Ourselves, includes resources and tools designed to help educators launch student-centered remote book clubs.