Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 2001

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Timothy W. Young

Second Committee Member

Don B. Woodcock

Third Committee Member

Steven A. Schmitz


A handbook has been created to assist elementary educators integrating Spanish into their curriculum. Lesson plans, activities, and supplemental materials are developed based on The Standards for Foreign Language Leaming, recommended and published by the National Association of Foreign Language Teachers and are aligned to meet the Essential Academic Leaming Requirements (EALRs) adopted by The Washington State Commission on Student Leaming. Current literature and research involving the benefits of teaching foreign language to elementary children are studied.