Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Departmental Honors


School of Teacher Education and Leadership


During my teacher education training I have become fascinated with the idea of teaching social studies through historical novels. As a result of this fascination, I chose curriculum development pertaining to this idea as the subject of my honors project. The purpose of this project was for me to develop, teach, and evaluate an integrated unit using historical novels to teach social studies and a variety of other subjects. I selected the American Revolution as the theme of my unit.

In this paper I have included a brief overview of my review of the literature on this topic, the procedures I used in developing my unit, a description of the implementation of the unit, and an evaluation of my students' learning.



Faculty Mentor

John A. Smith

Departmental Honors Advisor

Capstone Committee Member