Date of Award

Summer 8-1-1961

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

Robert Lane Brown

Second Advisor

Carol E. Tate

Third Advisor

Floyd H. Rodine


In a search for ways of perpetuating essential values in a free society, citizens and educators have come to realize that their greatest resource lies in the talents of young people. Leadership of society must be developed from the excellent minds of students in the schools. This leadership will be nurtured by inducing an insight into human relationships and by giving an understanding of the background of cherished American institutions. This work is based on the conviction that teachers of social studies are conscious of an obligation to fill the needs of gifted students for enrichment in breadth of subject matter and intensification of experience in their study of American history.