Explore Omaha's

ALL STUDENT PROJECTS

During the summer, 24 high school freshman from Omaha Public Schools take part in

hidden history.

a unique summer program focused on the history of Americans in their city.

Explore Omaha's

ALL STUDENT PROJECTS

During the summer, 24 high school freshman from Omaha Public Schools take part in

hidden history.

a unique summer program focused on the history of Americans in their city.

Explore Omaha's

ALL STUDENT PROJECTS

During the summer, 24 high school freshman from Omaha Public Schools take part in

hidden history.

a unique summer program focused on the history of Americans in their city.

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North Omaha

Students examine the history of African Americans in
Omaha as well as across the state. Everything from the
arts to sports and business to social movements is
covered.

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Indigenous Nebraskans

Students cover roughly 150 years of history and examine
issues like education, cultural preservation, military
service, civil rights, and other topics related to Native
American history in Nebraska.

 

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South Omaha


Students from a variety of backgrounds -- Latino/as,
African Americans, and numerous white ethnic groups--
explore the history of South Omaha, from its businesses
and community organizations to its music and religion.


Historical Landmarks


Taking a place-based approach, students use historical
landmarks as a jumping-off point to explore diverse
histories in the state of Nebraska. This includes Japanese
immigrants, Latinos, African Americans, Native
Americans, Jews, and women.

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Redlining
in Omaha

2019 and 2020 Featured Projects

 

Explore student projects and lesson plans exploring how redlining impacted the vitality of communities of color in Omaha
 

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A Community of Sound:
The Musicians of Omaha

2018 GIS Featured Project      

 

High school students, teachers, and graduate students collaborated to map out the homes of African American musicians living and working in Omaha.

        South Omaha's Ethnic
        Enclaves

           2019 GIS Featured Project          

 
 

Student-created ArcGIS StoryMaps exploring the early immigrant history of South Omaha. GeoInquiry activity included.
 

Mentored by a team of OPS teachers, graduate students, and university professors, young people were the driving force behind the collection and creation of this important history. In short this is their project! Enjoy their collection of text, images, and video exploring the rich history of Omaha's community.  

 

FEATURED LESSON PLANS


Civil Rights
 


Education
 


Newspaper
 


Pioneering Politicians
 


The Great Migration
 


World War II
 

Download selected lesson plans created by the Making Invisible Histories Visible team members from the last three years.