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.

FEATURED CATEGORIES


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.


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.


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.


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.


FEATURED PROJECTS

 

Reflecting Heritage,
Uniting Community.

2013 Project

 

Sports can teach us a great deal about society. Immigrants who came to South Omaha as strangers used sports to build their communities. Sports do ...

Finding fun in a
segregated life
.
2010 Project      

 

Despite segregation and racism. African Americans in Omaha created a vibrant local culture and found ways to have fun. Some of the unique leisure ...

Restoring the Ponca
Tribe

2014 Project           

 

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska existed for many generations, but in the early 1960s their tribal affiliation was terminated by the government ...


 

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.