Honors Projects


Research shows that social studies education should be about more than just teaching standards to a test. The curriculum should be integrated with student life, to prepare them for a future of participating in our democracy. House Bills 322 and 327 would directly prevent these efforts and further alienate students of color and LGBTQ+ students. Students should be included and feel welcome in the school building, considering they will spend the majority of their childhood learning there. A preferred policy alternative to the two House Bills would be to draft legislation that protects divisive concepts, provides training for teachers and school staff, and encourages difficult conversations to be had.


Political Science


Political Science

First Advisor

Dr. Melissa Miller

First Advisor Department

Political Science

Second Advisor

Jeffrey Carroll

Second Advisor Department


Publication Date

Spring 4-26-2022