Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Fall 1992

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Joe Schomer

Second Committee Member

Franklin D. Carlson

Third Committee Member

Dale LeFevre


Schema theory, research, and implications for the classroom were studied. Based on research, teacher resources, and curriculum demands, instruction was designed for a secondary teacher of United States History. During a workshop, four secondary teachers from three districts reacted to research and instruction. A video tape was developed showing schema theory concepts, related research, application for the content teacher, and reactions from secondary teachers. Implications for the content teacher are discussed.