Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1992

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Jose Licano-Palma

Second Committee Member

Gregory S. Chan

Third Committee Member

Jack L. McPherson


Thematic Science units were established for the Wapato kindergarten in both Spanish and English. Approximately three hundred students are participants in the program for which this curriculum was designed. This study suggests how selected science objectives may be implemented using the thematic approach. Each theme contains a media resource list of Items available from the Wapato Primary Media Center and suggested activities which will help to integrate the science unit with other subject areas. The Intent of the curriculum design ls that children learn language and science naturally when they are developed in a meaningful context.