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BHS Students Take Different Approach to Learning

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Students at Bismarck High School are taking a different approach to learning.

Juniors in History and English have been working on a big project since school started.

The students have been asked to think and form their own opinions on whether they think war is necessary.

One group decided to look at the effects war has on mental health.

"I felt like it's really negative and like how it affects everyone differently and there's actually like no cure for PTSD," says Alicia Swagger, BHS Junior.

"I hadn't really known a lot about soldiers going into war and how actually affected they are and it's just terrible - the research. It was really hard finding good facts and stuff but after you do it comes together and it's just damaging," says Denille O'Regan, BHS Junior.

The students invited local legislators to hear their presentations.

Legislators then could ask questions and provide feedback.

"They told us some areas that we could research more into and just ways that our paper could really help and some statistics that were really good that we should really have a focal point in our paper with," says Kennedy Heimes, BHS Junior.

This class is an example of project based learning.

Students have more hands on projects and experiences.

After the students presented their group projects, their next step is to put together a research paper.

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