January 6, 2021 will go down in history as a day when America’s democracy was threatened. A violent mob stormed the US Capitol building, urged on by President Donald Trump. The rioters were attempting to impede the process of Congress to certify that President-elect Joe Biden won the vote of the electoral college as the 46th President of the US.

Read suggestions and tips for opening up conversations with children about these historical events, and find modules for teaching about them.

 

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