Hillsboro High School conducted a project based learning presentation on civil rights


Junior students participated in a civil rights learning project.




On Wednesday, Hillsboro High School English III and History classes combined efforts to offer several different presentations on civil rights. Students covered many aspects of the topic from women’s rights to voting and equal rights for all.

They were able to do one project that could meet the needs for both classrooms. We want to be as productive as possible with our time at school and doing a project that involves multiple classes is ideal,” said Clint Corby, principal of HHS. “It also helps our students make cross-curricular connections which will help with retention.”

While this was the first time for this project, the teachers considered it a success.

I think we were pleased by a first try at this project. We heard from students that they enjoyed that they were allowed to choose their topics within the broader civil rights category,” said Bob Woelk, English teacher. “Of course, we saw some things we would like to change for next time, but, overall, this type of project is a good experience for our students, and they are likely to see more of them in the future.”

The students had a lot of freedom in their topics and the way they presented making each one unique.

The project was very successful. The students were engaged and felt like they learned quite a bit about Civil Rights as well as about project management and presentation. I really liked combining classes for this unit, and the fact that the audience was larger than just our class added to the quality,” said Darrel Knoll, History teacher.


Logan Osborny participated in a debate presentation for the project.

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