Lesson Plan: Reactions to the January 6 Attacks on the US Capitol

News Coverage of the Violence at the Capitol

An overview of headlines and leading stories from newspapers covering the January 6 violence that occurred at the U.S. Capitol during the joint session of Congress to count electoral votes.


This lesson has students look at video clips of elected officials and news reports reacting to the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. After viewing these videos, students will provide their own reactions to the events that occurred that day.


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  • Constituent
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  • Insurrection
  • Integrity
  • Oath
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  • Peaceful Transfer Of Power
  • Precedent
  • Protest
  • Riot
  • Senate
  • U.s. Capitol


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