Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Spring 1996

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Susan M. Madley

Second Committee Member

Jack L. McPherson

Third Committee Member

Gregory S. Chan


This project purports to design a manual for middle-school teachers to aid in the development of core-integrated curriculum units. The manual will serve as an ally to the knowledge in textbooks, technology bases, and other available printed and nonprinted library and classroom resources. It will illustrate specific ways to integrate core curriculum knowledge and activities. The manual is intended for use by school-based subject core teachers by providing a common field of knowledge on the development of integrated curriculum units for middle level grades. The manual will enable educators to develop integrated core curriculum units that utilize themes and knowledge from a variety of resources, including current textbooks and printed and nonprinted library resources. Teachers will be encouraged to tie this knowledge in to community resources and to intentionally and contextually restructure teaching and learning.