Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 2004

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Osman Alawiye

Second Committee Member

Don B. Woodcock

Third Committee Member

Harold S. Williams


Students today deal emotionally, physically and socially with many negative influences in their lives. Too frequently they are besieged by violent images, the propagation of illegal drug usage among friends and family as well as other negative environmental influences. These influences create barriers that inhibit student learning and cause students to pull away from friends, teachers and school. The implementation of a web design curriculum will help provide struggling students an opportunity to reconnect with school through the use of technology. The web design curriculum lessons also provide activities that address bullying, harassment, drug and alcohol abuse, tobacco usage, suicide and sexual harassment. These thought provoking activities can assist students make good life decisions.