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Bin Laden’s death leads to history lesson for area students

Posted by wlpo on May 3, 2011

Osama bin Laden’s death was more than just a news story at one area elementary school, it’s a history lesson.

Karen Steindorf is the principal of Northwest School in La Salle where most of the students were born after the September 11 attacks.  She says Monday teachers there used news clips from CNN and other news agencies to explain who bin Laden was and what al-Qaida is.

Students were encouraged to write about how they felt.  Steindorf says the fifth graders were already studying the world wars and learning about dictators.

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