Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Spring 1995

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Jack L. McPherson

Second Committee Member

Susan M. Madley

Third Committee Member

Gregory S. Chan


The purpose of this project was to design and develop a model integrated, experiential social studies, English, and reading curriculum that would help sixth grade students to relate and apply school studies to real-life/real-world situations. To accomplish this purpose, current research and literature on experiential learning, integrated/interdisciplinary curriculum, the multiple intelligences, and service-learning were reviewed. Additionally, selected businesses throughout the greater Ellensburg area were invited to participate in a partnership to provide experiential learning sites for students. Finally, unit overviews, student learning objectives, performance criteria, learning activities, teaching strategies, and instructional materials were adapted and developed.