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Teachers Face Challenge Of Explaining Bin Laden Death To Their Students

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Students of all ages are trying to make sense of Osama bin Laden's death, and it's often their teachers who face the challenge of explaining this major world event.

On Tuesday, WBUR's All Things Considered host Sacha Pfeiffer spoke with Eileen Woodford, who teaches history at the Newman School, a private high school in the Back Bay, about how she's discussing the subject with her students.

Woodford is in the delicate position of having a student who lost a family member on Sept. 11 — but she says bin Laden's death is a topic few teachers can avoid this week because it's what many students are talking about.

This program aired on May 3, 2011.

Sacha Pfeiffer Host, All Things Considered
Sacha Pfeiffer was formerly the host of WBUR's All Things Considered.



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