Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Fall 1999

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Susan M. Madley

Second Committee Member

Steven A. Schmitz

Third Committee Member

Franklin D. Carlson


Relatively little research was encountered which attempted to measure the effectiveness of an integrated curriculum over a more traditional course of studies. The results that were articulated seemed to indicate that students in classrooms using an integrated curriculum approach did as well or better than students experiencing a more traditional approach. This was especially true in the area of conceptual understanding. The purpose of this project was to design and develop a model program that integrated Language Arts, Social Studies and the Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements for the seventh grade students at Manson Secondary School.