Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racist, Culturally Responsive Education

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Background Articles 

Consider the linked overview articles below.


Looking closer at January 6th 2021

In Recent News

Unpacking the events of January 6th, 2021
Source: "Violent scene unfolds as pro-Trump mob storms Capitol" on 01/06/2021 by The Washington Post, Used for Educational Purposes.


Definition of insurrection

an act or instance of revolting against civil authority or an established government


insurgence, insurgency, mutiny, outbreak, rebellion, revolt, revolution, rising, uprising

-From the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, cited and linked below

"What we witnessed on Wednesday, January 6 at the electoral vote certification was white rage. The breaching of our halls of government by white domestic terrorists was sedition by a sitting president, an attempted fascist coup, an insurrection, and the epitome of white privilege and white entitlement."

-Xyanthe Neider, used with permission & cited below

Sources:  “Insurrection.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/insurrection. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021. 

Neider, Xyanthe. "Inauguration Day Preparations." Jan. 2021. Reading.

News Articles

Consider the links to articles below, or try searching for additional news articles in ProQuest Combined, linked below. 

In Washington State

The news articles linked below show a local response in Washington State

News Videos

Source: "Day of Rage: How Trump Supporters Took the U.S. Capitol" by The New York Times, is licensed under a Standard YouTube License.

Resources on the Web

In order to change the future, we must first understand the past. Consider the links below that go to articles, teaching resources, and organization websites. 

Featured Articles

Teaching about the Capital Insurrection

Online Sources for Media Literacy

Media Literacy

Fact-Checking &  Fake News

Source: "Fact checking online is more important than ever," uploaded by MetroSverige, 2016, Standard YouTube License.

Learn More

For more information on fact-checking and fake news, consider the document below, as well as the research guide dedicated to helping you better evaluate your sources.