Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Fall 1982

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Franklin D. Carlson

Second Committee Member

Lloyd M. Gabriel

Third Committee Member

George C. Grossman


Simulation lessons and materials were developed to teach concepts on Washington State to a classroom of fourth grade students. The activities in which the students participated were the following:

1) planned trips to the five geographic regions of Washington State;

2) became part of an Indian tribe and held a meeting with other tribes at Sacajawea Park;

3) played a board game, traveling with Lewis and Clark to the Pacific Ocean;

4) held mock state elections and one legislative session.

Students showed an increased interest in social studies through the simulations.


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Note: The terminology present in this thesis is a product of its time and may be seen as racist or culturally insensitive by today's standards.