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ERIC Number: EJ995336
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1066-2847
Making Invisible Histories Visible
Hanssen, Ana Maria
Teaching Tolerance, n42 p49-50 Fall 2012
This article features Omaha Public Schools' "Making Invisible Histories Visible" program, or MIHV. Omaha's schools have a low failure rate among 8th graders but a high one among high school freshmen. MIHV was created to help at-risk students "adjust to the increased demands of high school." By working alongside teachers and mentors, the program's 44 students bring history to life by discovering the hidden stories of North Omaha's African-American neighborhood. Students spend time there talking with people. They also work with archival material and collect oral histories. Their goal is to piece together the community's often invisible history, thus creating a powerful connection between the students and the subjects they are studying. This innovative program helps at-risk students stay in school and builds community, both in school and out.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska