Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Spring 2001

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Linda Beath

Second Committee Member

Luetta Monson

Third Committee Member

Andrea Bowman


The purpose of the project was to provide primary teachers with a multicultural literature resource book. To accomplish this a review of literature was completed to investigate the need for, and value of using multicultural literature within a primary classroom. How to judge quality multicultural literature was also reviewed. The project consisted of general lesson plans to use with multicultural literature, twenty specific activities to use with multicultural literature, and annotated book lists of multicultural literature. The activities incorporate Reading, Writing, Communication, and Mathematics Essential Academic Learning Requirements for the state of Washington. Literature is representative of several cultures and will help primary students gain a better understanding and appreciation of the world around them.