Teachers scrambled to create lesson plans to help students make sense of the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol right after it happened.
It’s a fraught task. Even the news media wasn’t sure what to call this unprecedented attack on U.S. democracy. Was it a coup? A riot? An act of domestic terrorism?
Likewise, it’s not clear where lessons should begin.
The Conversation U.S. asked six education experts how teachers – and parents – can help young people comprehend, analyze and process what happened.