A Look at How Tri-State Schools Are Teaching Students About the Historic Events That Took Place on Capitol Hill

Teachers at Heritage Christian School made it a point on Thursday to educate all of their students about the historic events that took place Wednesday in Washington D.C.

Posted: Jan 7, 2021 6:57 PM
Updated: Jan 8, 2021 9:19 AM

Wednesday will be a day forever remembered, as Trump supporters stormed Capitol Hill in an attempt to stop the 2020 Presidential election results from being certified, but before this event makes its way into our history books, we wanted to see how students in our tri-state were learning about it.

Students at Heritage Christian School are back to in-person learning, and for the most part, it was a normal day for these students.

Math, science, and religion classes all taking place, but in social studies, a brand new historical event was spoken about.

“What happened yesterday was wrong from start to finish," said Tim Hoak, administrator at Heritage Christian Schools. "As long as the protest was peaceful, it was legit, but the minute it turned violent and people started breaking into the Capitol building and breaking the law, it was wrong out of the gate. It was wrong from the get go.”

Hoak said yesterday reminded him of when he was teaching during 9/11 with incredible national news occurring before his very eyes, and with this difficult subject, they made sure to teach even the youngest minds at their school about what happened on Wednesday.

“[It's] More challenging with our younger kids, ya know the preschool, kindergarten, first and second graders, and we would talk in general terms to them about it’s never right to break the law, and god gave us his Ten Commandments, and what happened yesterday in our nations Capitol is that some of those commandments were broken," said Hoak.

And Hoak said himself and all the teachers at Heritage Christian were happy to be back in person to get to more easily explain yesterday’s events

“We’re glad that we have our school context in which to address national events like this, and it’s just a good setting for us to do that."

And Hoak said that if your child wasn’t taught about the events that took place yesterday in school, then it’s important for parents to educate them.

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