Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 2008

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Don B. Woodcock

Second Committee Member

Steven A. Schmitz

Third Committee Member

Dennis Szal


Students benefit both academically and nonacademically when a core subject is taught through the arts. The arts allow students to develop cognitively, extend their research skills, define their ability to problem solve, and strengthen their self-image. Personal connections and student attentiveness is increased when classes incorporate the study of the arts. The purpose of this project was to encourage the integration of arts into core subjects and provide a framework and examples of effective arts content infusion as an instructional strategy for use by Washington State History teachers.