Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Spring 1997

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Timothy W. Young

Second Committee Member

Andrea Bowman

Third Committee Member

Jimmie Applegate


The development of a Values Education curriculum included with the Social Studies curriculum was studied. Related literature was reviewed. The review of literature showed that school systems that have tried a comprehensive values education plan are finding some pro-social results from their programs. Lessons were developed for West Valley (WA) fifth grade students using the Washington State Essential Learning requirements in Civics. A summary, conclusions and recommendations are included.