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Storming of U.S. Capitol may present difficult classroom discussions

Roger Riddell, K-12 Dive |

The events Wednesday afternoon add to a long list of difficult-to-navigate topics in the classroom. 

In addition to creating potentially loaded debate in the classroom, the topic also requires educators to be prepared to provide supports for students whose anxiety and uncertainty is spiked by footage and photos of the events in the news and on social media.

A number of education organizations have resources available that offer blueprints for talking to students about protests, unsettling information and violent events — including Common Sense Media and the National Association of School Psychologists.

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