Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1988

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Franklin D. Carlson

Second Committee Member

Dennis L. Martinen

Third Committee Member

Timothy W. Young


Methods and procedures were developed for teaching higher level thinking skills. A social studies unit on Washington State specifying thirty contact hours was formulated. Social Studies was selected because of its potential applicability for teaching higher level thinking skills. Recommendations included the development of pre and post tests to measure conceptual gain from the unit activities and suggested further research be conducted on higher level thinking skill activities and their integration into the classroom curriculum.