Ended Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at 2:45 PM
Total Donation Goal $302 $302.17 Funded
This campaign has ended and has been fully funded. If you made a donation, thank you.
About this Campaign
Lakeview fourth graders have the opportunity to experience firsthand things they've studied in social studies by visiting the Durham Museum in Omaha. Students will attend three different programs while we are at the museum: Pioneer Life, All Aboard, and Native American Life. Students spent first quarter learning about Native Americans, second quarter studying pioneers, and third quarter learning about the railroad and its impact on Nebraska.
Seeing these exhibits and participating in the hands-on learning that come with visiting a museum will help students feel connected to their state and its history. Fourth grade social studies is focused entirely on Nebraska History, and these exhibits and programs will support the hard work and learning that students have done.
The Durham Museum is located in the National Historic Landmark of Omaha’s art deco Union Station. The museum houses exhibits that contain restored train cars, 1940s store fronts, numerous artifacts showing the history of the region, and the Byron Reed Collection which includes some of the world’s rarest coins and documents. There are also traveling exhibits through the museum’s affiliation with the Smithsonian, Library of Congress, National Archives, and Chicago’s Field Museum. Requesting $265 plus cost reimbursement.
Update - Sep 26th, 2018 at 8:10PM
Thank you so much to the generous donor who funded the 4th grade field trip. Without you, this field trip would not be happening and our students wouldn't be receiving this opportunity to travel outside of Lincoln to continue their learning. This field trip will make a huge impact in the sense that my students typically don't have any prior experience with some of the things we've studied in social studies so far-- most have never seen a tipi or been in a train car. Going to the Durham Museum will really help them understand the things they've learned so far on a much deeper level. Thank you for making that possible for them!