Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Spring 1998

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Timothy W. Young

Second Committee Member

Andrea Bowman

Third Committee Member

Osman Alawiye


An integrated curriculum correlating endangered species with the disciplines of life science, math, language arts, geography, and study skills, for seventh grade students at Lewis and Clark Middle School in Yakima, Washington, was developed. A literature review supports the premise that integrated units enable students to make connections between the concepts taught in school and the real world. The literature review also indicated the need for schools to teach study skills to better prepare students for the future.