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Hi friends Doing a quick poll here Did your teachers talk to you about what happened at the Capital in school Thursday or Friday? I'm really curious because mine did not whatsoever
01/07/2021 - 9:31pm
Nope. In fact my teacher said we should not talk about the terrible events. :/
01/07/2021 - 10:17pm
some did, some didn't. English teacher introed her class with a quick little "I didn't grade your papers b/c the world was falling apart" which lead to a small convo, which was quickly cut off by a poetry recitation. Scripture teacher didn't say a thing. My band director was by far the best about having a discussion. He was asking us about how we felt about it, and if we had any questions, and just giving some basic knowledge. I'd be surprised if my history teacher doesn't say anything... so I'll have to wait and see tomorrow.
01/07/2021 - 11:04pm
I have only had two zoom classes scince it happened. One talked extensively about it, but it was also in a class called contemporary world problems so... haha
01/08/2021 - 1:12am
I didn’t have school but I didn’t get an email about it or anything.. I saw something that said this will be an ‘I remember when’ event like 9/11 but honestly I disagree because no one seems to be talking about it that much, at least to the younger generation.
01/08/2021 - 7:21am
Mine did. I am thankful to have such amazing teachers who covered it and opened up a discussion.
01/08/2021 - 7:50am
agreed with laurenm. Some did most didn't. My english teacher said to pay attention to all of this because its important for history and the fact that we're living it right now makes it important for us to know what's going on. No discussion tho. In bio we just had a spontaneous rant/discussion for a bit over what happened which I thought was nice :)
01/08/2021 - 8:15am
I don’t go back to school until next week, but my school did send out an email about it. I think probably some of my teachers may discuss it, but not all.
01/08/2021 - 8:26am
My school took the trouble to rearrange our day and have a whole school meeting as well as class meetings. When we got there, however, they just had speeches about my school's mission and "how it relates to the events that happened". It was ridiculous. No one, except my principal who mentioned briefly, even said the word "capital". Frankly, I am disappointed. My school has talked about almost every single other major event that has happened in our country and world over the past three years that I've attended. However, when it came to the election and the series of events that occurred following the election ( including Wednesday's events), there was barely any talk. They tried to have us do student-led conversations but they didn't really get anywhere and certainly didn't help at all.
01/08/2021 - 8:34am
Update: we just had an amazing conversation in my Economics class. While I'm still upset that my school as a whole didn't address this situation properly I'm glad that at least some of my teachers are willing to set aside class time to have the conversations we need to have.
01/08/2021 - 9:02am
hmm... most didn’t. only one did, and that’s our advisor/council teacher. we just talked about the events, described what happened and expressed our thoughts. i’m sort of disappointed- my other teachers acted like nothing happened. however, it might be because they don’t want to get political or anything like that. idk, but i still think it’s a major event in history everyone should be acknowledging.
01/08/2021 - 11:51am
Our school had a mandatory zoom class where we discussed it extensively. Everyone got very political, but we were all respectful of other people's opinions and thoughts. It was fun and refreshing to finally be able to talk about something so important to people other than my parents, so I for one really enjoyed the conversations.
01/08/2021 - 3:39pm
Update: I had a really nice random conversation with my guidance counselor after zoom class. She asked about my thoughts and we talked about what happened in DC and the events leading up to it and the memes that also came from it XD. @Beautiful I totally agree, we had an assembly today and it wasn't mentioned even once in passing. I agree it might be because they don't want to get political, but setting aside time for us to talk about it, I think, it a valuable thing to do :)
01/08/2021 - 3:46pm
Yep. The one in APUSH got really heated, and our one conservative dude got really upset because he felt attacked (which...he’s justified in his feeling but that doesn’t make him right) and he told off our teacher for being biased and overall it was painful to watch and listen to.
01/08/2021 - 4:39pm
We spent our entire U.S. history class today talking about it.
01/08/2021 - 7:04pm
some of mine did, and one gave us a lot of detailed information about what happened. mostly they just gave us the space to talk about it amongst ourselves though.
01/09/2021 - 10:13am
sorta, we talked about it for a couple seconds in some classes, but spent ten minutes talking in history. not enough, honestly.
01/09/2021 - 8:31pm