Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1990

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Franklin D. Carlson

Second Committee Member

George C. Grossman

Third Committee Member

V. Wayne Klemin


This project was developed with the intent of bringing academic and vocational curriculum together. The purpose of the project was to illustrate to students the "connections" between the skills they develop in word processing with the information they receive in two academic courses: Pacific Northwest History and Biology. Units were developed to reinforce the word processors' keyboarding skills while introducing them to science or social studies concepts and issues. Conversely, science and social studies students were exposed to the benefits of using a computer in their endeavors.

A secondary purpose of this project was to develop skills in working together. This was achieved by creating units where science or history students worked with a word processing student on IBM computers. Assignments required documents of particular science or social studies units to be printed in correct word processing format.