Teachers Shift Lessons to Focus on US Capitol Attack…The mob-led insurrection at the symbolic and hallowed institution offers teachable moments in the classroom.

The brazen mob-led attack on the U.S. Capitol last week forced a sudden pivot from planned lessons in some Hawaii classrooms to discussion of the violent siege.

In Cindy Reves’ AP English class at McKinley High School, a planned Thursday discussion on the book, “Into the Wild,” shifted to a spontaneous hourlong dialogue about the previous day’s events in Washington, D.C.

“A bulk of my students said they wanted to talk about current events,” Reves said. “Most shared how they’re feeling: sad, disappointed, embarrassed for our country.”


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