Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 2006

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Don B. Woodcock

Second Committee Member

Harold S. Williams

Third Committee Member

C. Weiner


The relationship between student dispositions and content regarding historically marginalized cultures was studied. Research explored how the delivery by the teacher on challenging subjects would have a direct result on student dispositions and learning. The research supported the need to change the current approach of teaching United States history into a transformative model where students are challenged to think about history from different perspectives. Implications for curriculum delivery are discussed.