Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Departmental Honors


School of Teacher Education and Leadership


This Honors Thesis includes a literature review on integrated curriculum for a third grade class. It also includes 22 lessons which, along with the literature review, explore the idea of integrating inquiry based social studies with language arts, especially informational narrative writing in the classroom Other subjects are integrated as well, including math and science. The curriculum development was, in part, pilot tested at Edith Bowen Laboratory School. It uses McTighe's Backward Design curriculum model and focuses on the settlement of the pioneers in Cache Valley.



Faculty Mentor

Deborah Byrnes

Departmental Honors Advisor

Deborah Byrnes

Capstone Committee Member

Linda L'Ai