Lessons in Nebraska history

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KNOP) -- Students from North Platte's Eisenhower and Cody Elementary School traveled to Lincoln Wednesday to learn about the state's history and culture.

Fourth graders will spend the academic year learning about the state from A "Agriculture to "Z" Henry Doorly Zoo. During the month of September, the North Platte Public School Students will travel to Lincoln to visit the State Capitol and Nebraska History Museum.

Teacher, Jami Tatman, says, "Fourth grade focuses on Nebraska history through social studies and so we've already spent part of this year talking about different things that happened in Nebraska."

"So, we think it's important for them to know where they come from and what our state's all about," says Tatman.

The trip was paid for by the Nebraska Experience School Bus Grant Program. The Nebraska 150 Celebration is underwriting the cost of school buses as well as admission fees with donations from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska, NextEra Energy Resources, and the Peter Kiewit Foundation.

The program lets fourth grade students studying Nebraska history visit the state capitol during the 2017-2018 academic year.

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