This paper emphasizes the need for conversations around death in the classroom. Today's children are exposed to information about death through a wide variety of media. Teachers have a responsibility to provide opportunities for children to process this information in ways that are developmentally appropriate - acknowledging children's "magical thinking" as well as experiences children may have surrounding death.
Sexton-Reade, M. (2004). Conversations With Children About Death. Occasional Paper Series, 2004 (12). Retrieved from https://educate.bankstreet.edu/occasional-paper-series/vol2004/iss12/4