Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1993

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Dale E. Otto

Second Committee Member

Jose Licano-Palma

Third Committee Member

Rosco Tolman


The purpose of this project was to produce the Spanish language component of an intermediate school's (Grades 4-6) integrated core curriculum. The Spanish language component was developed around congruent themes enumerated in a Language Arts block and integrated with other curricular areas. The themes or objective areas were outcome driven (goal oriented), core content generated (based on minimum competencies), holistic (integrated), incremental, and utililized spiralling (continuous review) and multisensory approaches. The Spanish component was structured around the key concepts of language learning called the Natural Approach of Stephen Krashen & Tracy Terrel (1983) and Total Physical Response or TPR of James Asher (1969).