In response to the attack on our government and current insurrection our country is under, here are a few talking points for classroom discussion.

Remind your students they...

  • Are in a safe place
  • Encourage them to have Better Conversations in a respectable manner
  • Create boundaries for your classroom and encourage them to listen first, speak second, but offer their honest opinions

In response to the attack on the United States Capitol...

Days like today remind us of the important words from the Oklahoma City National Memorial’s Mission Statement in response to the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19, 1995.
"…we can never stop instilling an understanding of the senselessness of violence, especially as a means of effecting government change. We must always convey the imperative to reject violence."
When reflecting on what happened at the United States Capitol as Congress was working to verify the election…

  • How do we have civil protest without creating violence?
  • When you see pictures of people who have breached security of the United States Capitol, how does that make you feel? Is this the way to affect government change?
  • How do we reject violence in our daily lives?
  • What can you do to make a non-violent difference in Your Life, Your School, Your World?
  • What examples of peaceful protest can you think of?

Looking to show images and videos of these events? Click here (CSPAN)
The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum has other free classroom resources available. Head over to our Educator section of the website to learn more.
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