Date of Award

Summer 8-1-1965

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

Donald F. Warner

Second Advisor

J. Huntley Dupré

Third Advisor

Emil E. Samuelson


The originality of Frederick Jackson Turner can be recognized against a background consisting of evidence of his contributions to the two fields, history and teaching. The stage will be set by a short biographical treatment of Turner. This avenue of approach will lead to an elaboration of Turner's major historical interpretation. This concept will be described and two subordinate facets of his thesis will be examined briefly. The teaching aspects of Turner's career will be illuminated by analyzing the inseparable historian-teacher relationship and, in addition, the quality and lasting effects of his influence will be treated. It is not the design here to attempt to criticize or present a summary of either Turner's Work or that of his supporters or critics.