Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Spring 1996

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Timothy W. Young

Second Committee Member

Franklin D. Carlson

Third Committee Member

Frederick Abel


This project presents a thematic interdisciplinary unit. Fifteen social studies lessons are focused on the middle ages and tied together with the book, The Castle in the Attic. There is also a companion language arts unit for The Castle in the Attic. This project was developed to help sixth-grade students apply information taught in social studies to language arts and help them to see natural connections that occur in learning.