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The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Encourages Schools to Remember Pearl Harbor Anniversary

December 6, 2001
By: Rachel Busacker
State Capital Bureau
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The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education encourages Missouri schools to observe and educate students on the 60th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Rachel Busacker has the story from Jefferson City.

Commissioner of Education, D. Kent King, says there are many ways for teachers to help students learn about the Pearl Harbor attack.

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OutCue: ...actually at any age.
Contents: King says teachers could have assemblies, writing assignments or have veterans come in that would be meaningful to any age.

King also says the events of September 11th may help students make a connection to this historic event. Actuality:King 2
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OutCue: ... excellent backdrop for discussion.
Contents: King says September 11th can give kids an understanding of how the nation felt during Pearl Harbor and is an excellent backdrop for discussion.

Public schools are required to display flags at half staff to commemorate the event.

From Jefferson City, this is Rachel Busacker for KOMX News.