Making History Relevant To Kids

If you think history is dull and boring, nearly 250 Omaha area high school students would beg to differ.

These students took part in history day at the Durham Museum on Wednesday.

It's like a science fair for history.

There are five categories including exhibits with the theme "Turning Points in History."

Museum Education Specialist Abby Jung says the students took on issues such as labor laws, civil rights, voting rights and the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The goal is that they understand how history connects with what's happening in our world today.

"I think it's important for them to walk away with seeing how history is still impacting their lives and i think especially this year's theme on turning points in history can show the kids how something that happened decades ago is still impacting them today," Jung said.

The categories were judged by local historians.

The students can go on to regional and national competition as well.

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