Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 2001

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Susan M. Madley

Second Committee Member

Jack L. McPherson

Third Committee Member

Don B. Woodcock


We live and grow in an increasingly diverse society, and it is as important for school age students to understand people who are different, as it is for them to understand math or science. The purpose ofthis project was to develop a variety of cultural awareness activities for use by K-12 teachers in the Bethel School District in the State of Washington. All activities were aligned with the tools and concepts of Bethel's employee cultural awareness model and presented in the form of a handbook. The intent of the handbook was to provide a format for teachers which could be used as a supplementary guide for teaching cultural awareness concepts.