Date of Award

Summer 8-1-1962

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

M. Doyle Koontz

Second Advisor

Donald G. Goetschius

Third Advisor

Arley L. Vancil


This paper is offered as a starting point for the teacher seeking challenging, creative activities for the gifted child. It is hoped that suggestions contained herein can be adapted to meet classroom situations and serve as inspiration for new and better activities. Due to the limited space available, emphasis will be laid on enrichment activities in arithmetic, social studies, and science. The language and fine arts offer limitless opportunities for enrichment. Arithmetic, social studies, and science also offer excellent enrichment opportunities, but often these are not so evident as in other areas. For that reason, an effort will be made to identify some adaptable activities for the three above mentioned areas. It was not the intent of the author to place one phase of the curriculum above another in importance. The purpose of this study, then, will be (1) to review the literature on definitions and objectives of an enrichment program, (2) to review the literature on general characteristics of gifted students, and (3) to identify some worthwhile enrichment activities for intermediate grades' arithmetic, social studies, and science programs.