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Spanish Education In Montana, Bret Charlton May 2019

Spanish Education In Montana, Bret Charlton

Languages and Literature Undergraduate Student Works

Importance of Spanish Education in Montana

Currently, in the United States, Spanish speaking English language learners are the largest growing population. This includes large numbers of families and individuals from El Salvador, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Mexico, most of whom reside in Texas, California, Arizona, Florida, and New Jersey. So why is Spanish education important in Montana? Most students taking Spanish classes in high school will take the recommended two years and never look back. With this in mind, it is the responsibility of the teacher to help form well-rounded, respectful individuals with the time they have.

Learning another language ...


Oro Y Plata: Creating Cultural Literacy In Montana Language Classrooms, Bret Charlton Apr 2019

Oro Y Plata: Creating Cultural Literacy In Montana Language Classrooms, Bret Charlton

Carroll College Student Undergraduate Research Festival

Currently, in the United States, Spanish speaking English language learners are the largest growing population. This includes large numbers of families and individuals from El Salvador, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Mexico, most of whom reside in Texas, California, Arizona, Florida, and New Jersey. So why is Spanish education important in Montana? Most students taking Spanish classes in high school will take the required two years and never look back. With this in mind, it is the responsibility of the teacher to help form well-rounded, respectful individuals with the time they have.

Learning another language allows students to use different cognitive ...


School Vegetable Gardens & Vegetable Consumption In Elementary Students, Ellery Dixon, Shelby Lasselle, Kim Johnson Apr 2018

School Vegetable Gardens & Vegetable Consumption In Elementary Students, Ellery Dixon, Shelby Lasselle, Kim Johnson

Carroll College Student Undergraduate Research Festival

The purpose of this Evidence Based Practice Brief is to explore if a relationship exists between the presence of a school vegetable garden and the total amount of vegetables consumed by the students. Current literature highlights the clinical relevance of exposing elementary school children to a school vegetable garden. Childhood obesity in the United States has more than tripled in the last three decades (Gray, Byrd, Fountain, Rader & Fruge, 2015). Of children ages 6-11 years, 17.7 percent are considered obese, greater than or equal to the 95th percentile, for their age and gender using the children’s BMI (body ...


Comparación Evaluativa De La Preparación E Implementación De Fisioterapia Entre Los Estados Unidos Y Los Países Seleccionados De América Del Sur, Dylan Young Vazquez Apr 2018

Comparación Evaluativa De La Preparación E Implementación De Fisioterapia Entre Los Estados Unidos Y Los Países Seleccionados De América Del Sur, Dylan Young Vazquez

Languages and Literature Undergraduate Student Works

The research for this comparative analysis explores the differences in the field of physical therapy between the United States and various countries in South America to compare and evaluate the forms of preparation and implementation of care, to formulate recommendations within areas for further research to be pursued. The United States and South American countries have starkly different economic, social, and political backgrounds which impact the way in which physical therapy is administered and received. This allows for comparisons to be made between each respective model of physical therapy, creating a running dialog on how these programs can improve and ...


A Visual Guide To General Chemistry Topics, Victoria Kong May 2017

A Visual Guide To General Chemistry Topics, Victoria Kong

Chemistry and Physics Undergraduate Theses

Using some of the most frequently asked questions during General and Essentials of Chemistry tutoring sessions, this compilation of illustrated worksheets and concept maps was assembled. Left black and white, the pages of this booklet are meant to help facilitate student interaction with their own notes, allowing them to color code, fill in, and annotate whatever they see fit. In bringing material that is typically presented to students via textbook or plain text in a way that is illustrated and creative, it helps to reach the visual side of students’ brains and allow them to see connections that they might ...


Not For School, But For Eternal Life: Representing Christ And Reaching The Campus Through Cooperative Ministries, Christian Dresback Apr 2017

Not For School, But For Eternal Life: Representing Christ And Reaching The Campus Through Cooperative Ministries, Christian Dresback

Theology Undergraduate Theses

Carroll College has a history rooted in faith. Founded by the Catholic Diocese of Helena in 1909, the school professes a “special obligation to provide for the spiritual needs of the college community” (Carroll College Mission Statement). Using several sources: Carroll’s mission statement, interviews, and the Bible, this thesis analyzes the challenges and potential opportunities to help Carroll College fulfill its mission to meet the spiritual need of its community. As a result, is argues that the College should provide the College Christian Fellowship (CCF) student slub better support on campus. Doing so will complement the work of the ...


The Arts In Common Core: Strategies To Teach Common Core Standards Using The Performing Arts, Emma Russell Apr 2016

The Arts In Common Core: Strategies To Teach Common Core Standards Using The Performing Arts, Emma Russell

Education Undergraduate Theses

There are many benefits of integrating dramatic activities and learning opportunities into the everyday life of one’s classroom, both academically and socially. Creative drama and imaginative activities provide students and teachers with abundant opportunities to develop a wide range of real world problem solving skills, literacy abilities, communication skills, and group work techniques. However, teaching or even using drama alongside more traditional instruction methods may seem intimidating to some teachers. The purpose of this thesis is to review the existing literature regarding the integration of drama in schools and provide a practical guide for using similar methods in the ...


Confidence Intervals In A High School Statistics Class, Alexander Chopyak Apr 2016

Confidence Intervals In A High School Statistics Class, Alexander Chopyak

Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduate Theses

In order to be a functioning member of society, it is important that a citizen understands basic statistics. One key topic in particular is confidence intervals. There are confidence intervals in everyday life, no matter if you are a person in college or just a person in society. Many claims about population rely on a sample and the statistics of confidence intervals. For example: We believe, with 95% confidence, that 40% ± 3% of Americans will approve a new law by Congress, meaning that we are 95% confident that any sample formed in this way will have a proportion or mean ...


Suggested Types Of Manipulatives To Aid In Teaching Geometry To Various Age Groups Of Students, Tessa Berg Apr 2015

Suggested Types Of Manipulatives To Aid In Teaching Geometry To Various Age Groups Of Students, Tessa Berg

Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduate Theses

Geometry is a complex and visual discipline. Because geometry includes abstract concepts, geometry teachers often use manipulatives to make concepts visible and tangible. In this thesis, the question is proposed: which types of manipulatives are most beneficial to which age groups based on student achievement, student engagement and the Common Core State Standards. This thesis analyzes the existing research about the use of different types of manipulatives with different age groups. The research was separated into age group brackets, kindergarten through second grade, third grade through fifth grade, sixth grade through eighth grade, and ninth grade through twelfth grade. The ...


Gender Differences In Science Education: How Gender Has Impacted The Face Of Science In The United States, Katie O'Leary Apr 2015

Gender Differences In Science Education: How Gender Has Impacted The Face Of Science In The United States, Katie O'Leary

Education Undergraduate Theses

Historically, there existed a large achievement gap between male and female students in STEM fields in the United States. While this gap has drastically decreased, there are still areas of inequity. Recent data show that males and females now perform equally well on measures of scientific aptitude through twelfth grade and are equally likely to receive bachelor’s degrees. However, men are still more likely to receive bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields, as well as higher degrees in STEM fields. Men are also more likely to have STEM careers. This inequity appears to be influenced by a wide variety ...


The Role Of Math Modeling In The Common Core, Ashley Perez Apr 2014

The Role Of Math Modeling In The Common Core, Ashley Perez

Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduate Theses

Mathematics education in the United States has been through many reforms, the latest of which is the Common Core State Standards Initiative. While many of the old standards are modifications of the existing standards, the process of mathematical modeling introduced by the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics is one of the major changes. Modeling is a way to link the classroom to real world problems and enables students to problem solve, think critically, collaborate with other students, and use a variety of mathematical tools to answer problems. We first explore modeling within the Common Core State Standards Initiative for ...


A Cooperative Approach To The N-Solution Problem, Sean Murray Apr 2012

A Cooperative Approach To The N-Solution Problem, Sean Murray

Chemistry and Physics Undergraduate Theses

Collaboration is an ever-present element in scientific research today. Even within laboratories and research teams, colleagues need to analyze, interpret, and disseminate research outcomes individually. Despite this need, the interdependence of scientists is seldom emphasized. We have added collaborative skill to the learning outcomes of a qualitative analysis laboratory exercise. Student collaboration, interdependence and enjoyment were measured using an anonymous survey and showed a marked increase over the control group in all areas. Presented here is the design with results from the lab protocol testing phase.


Behavioral Factors Influencing Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Study Of Fourth Grade Behaviors, Lauren Miller Apr 2012

Behavioral Factors Influencing Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Study Of Fourth Grade Behaviors, Lauren Miller

Education Undergraduate Theses

“Let me see if Philip can Be a little gentleman Let me see, if he is able to sit still for once at table; thus Papa bade Phil behave; And Mamma look’d very grave. But fidgety Phil, He won’t sit still, He wriggles and giggles, and then, I declare swings backwards and forwards and tilts up his chair. (Hoffman)” This excerpt from Dr. Heinrich Hoffman’s poem, “The Story of Fidgety Philip,” written in 1845 is the first known description of a child with Attentiondeficit/hyperactivity disorder. Since 1845, Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, has become one of ...


Unconventional Reaction Media: A Solvent-Based Discovery Lab For First-Year Undergraduates, Conrad Addison Apr 2011

Unconventional Reaction Media: A Solvent-Based Discovery Lab For First-Year Undergraduates, Conrad Addison

Chemistry and Physics Undergraduate Theses

A general chemistry laboratory that illustrates the effectiveness and benign nature of unconventional reaction media is outlined in a three step procedure: 1) a solventless condensation reaction between two solids, 2) an oxidative coupling reaction in the presence of a liquid carbon dioxide solvent, and 3) the synthesis of an organic-transition metal complex in aqueous solvent. This laboratory exercise is designed illustrate the advantages and utility of alternative solvents through a straightforward procedure with visually qualitative results while further exploring the function of solvents in the synthetic process. The laboratory experiments address waste prevention and the use of innocuous solvents ...


Rural Water Disinfection In The Developing World: Designing A General Chemistry Lab Experience, Mickey Doherty Apr 2010

Rural Water Disinfection In The Developing World: Designing A General Chemistry Lab Experience, Mickey Doherty

Chemistry and Physics Undergraduate Theses

A simple electrolysis apparatus was set up with a 10 wt% NaCl solution using a stainless steel cathode and a graphite anode to produce a hypochlorite ion solution. The hypochlorite ion solution was quantified to around 600 ppm by spectrophotometry analysis at 515 nm using N,N-diethyl-p-phenylenediamine (DPD). The efficacy of the hypochlorite solution was determined by contaminating a 1 ppm solution of the hypochlorite solution with the sulfide-producing bacterium, Salmonella typhimurium. At this level, the bacteria were not viable. The procedure used to generate the hypochlorite solution and determine its disinfection effectiveness was adapted to a lab experience for ...


Statistical Retention Analysis Of Enrollment Data At Carroll College, Dustin Dickerson Apr 2010

Statistical Retention Analysis Of Enrollment Data At Carroll College, Dustin Dickerson

Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduate Theses

Organizations around the world hire operations scientists and data analysts to ensure their resources are being used to their maximum potential. Colleges and universities are no exceptions. Admissions offices, in particular, store incredible amounts of data about students who attend their institution. This data includes, but is not limited to, high school GPA, SAT and ACT scores, sex, ethnicity, age, household income, and intended major. What schools hope to learn from this data is two-fold: 1. What kind of student is the school most likely/unlikely to retain until graduation? 2. How effective are new retention programs? Knowing what student ...


Sudden Cardiac Arrest: The Silent Killer, Chelsea Bond Apr 2007

Sudden Cardiac Arrest: The Silent Killer, Chelsea Bond

Education Undergraduate Theses

The sudden death of young athletes is unexpected and disturbing to all involved (Courson & Drezner, 2006). Recently, there was a local, young, active male who was a victim of this genetic heart flaw. Sudden cardiac death is defined as one that is unexpected, nontraumatic, and occurs instantaneously without an abrupt change in one’s previous clinical state (O’Connor, Kugler & Oriscello, 2001). The general population of athletes is truly at a low risk for ever being a young victim of such a catastrophic disorder, however, the unpredictability of this disorder sets it apart from any other clinical concern (Maron, 2003 ...


Mathematics Education And Multiple Intelligences, Bethany Brownlee Apr 2007

Mathematics Education And Multiple Intelligences, Bethany Brownlee

Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduate Theses

This thesis explores the utilization of Multiple Intelligences in the mathematics classroom. There are eight distinct multiple intelligences found in students. Each intelligence is unique and every student has a blend of the eight intelligences. The thesis discusses different methods and modes for integrating multiple intelligences into the classroom, and more specifically the mathematics classroom. The major contribution of the thesis is 22 original multiple intelligence activities for the mathematics classroom.


Anton Makarenko In American Education, Emily Madison Apr 2005

Anton Makarenko In American Education, Emily Madison

Education Undergraduate Theses

Anton Makarenko, one of the predominant Soviet educational theorists ofthe 1930s, developed a unique system of education designed to reeducate the juvenile delinquents who plagued the Soviet Union following the Bolshevik Revolution. Though he designed his methodology to educate a specific population and to create ideal communist citizens, Makarenko’s techniques continue to be held in high regard and are still used across Eastern Europe and in many other parts of the world. However, American educators possess very little knowledge ofMakarenko’s philosophy. Therefore, this study explored the potential effectiveness ofMakarenko’s methods in American schools and the extent to ...


“I Wish I Would Have Known: A Guide To Study Abroad”, Nanette Smith Apr 2004

“I Wish I Would Have Known: A Guide To Study Abroad”, Nanette Smith

Education Undergraduate Theses

Where should I go, Mexico or Spain? When I began a year long journey with lifelong results, that was the first question I asked myself. I knew, before I was even a student at Carroll College, that I would spend a year of my college education in a Spanish speaking country, but as a naive, young student that was all I knew. I did not have the slightest notion of how I would get there, the trials I would face while I was there, the pain I would feel when I returned to the United States, or the emotional, intellectual ...


Personality And Psychological Assessment In Athletes: A Comparison Of Four Varsity Sports, Gari Neal Apr 2003

Personality And Psychological Assessment In Athletes: A Comparison Of Four Varsity Sports, Gari Neal

Education Undergraduate Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate differences in personality types among athletes and how personality plays a role in sport participation and selection. In this investigation of male and female varsity athletes, results from the Enneagram Personality Assessment and the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessment (MBTI) were similar according to gender. According to the MBTI and Enneagram, no gender differences were found in athletes of four varsity sports at Carroll College. Results from the Enneagram Personality Assessment indicated that 94% of all athletes participating at Carroll College (male basketball, female basketball, male football and female volleyball players) received a ...


Exploring The Natural Connection Of Mathematical And Musical Concepts Using Mathematica, Joe Hayter, Sarah Cobb Apr 2002

Exploring The Natural Connection Of Mathematical And Musical Concepts Using Mathematica, Joe Hayter, Sarah Cobb

Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduate Theses

Math and music share one very common property; they are both universal languages of the world. Their scientific relationship represents another powerful tie. The harmonious, unique, and enjoyable tunes we hear are surrounded by scientific and mathematical concepts that make music possible. Exploring this natural connection between math and music allows for a more complete understanding of both these subjects. By analyzing the formulas used to create musical notes, examining how to apply matrices to music, and implementing an inter-disciplinary unit of math and music into the classroom, the reader of this thesis will discover the multitude of similarities that ...


Mathematica Outside The Lab: Transferring Classroom Material Onto The World Wide Web, Rebecca Baker Apr 2002

Mathematica Outside The Lab: Transferring Classroom Material Onto The World Wide Web, Rebecca Baker

Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduate Theses

The Internet has greatly expanded over the last decade, yet there are few options for people wishing to create interactive Web pages that can perform computations and neatly format mathematical expressions. Many educators wish to make classroom labs and exercises available online, without hindering students with more code than necessary. In addition to educators, many companies (such as Analytic Cycling) have a need to include interactive calculators on their Web pages. However, current mathematical tools are lacking in one or more areas. Common problems with current mathematical tools include the following: • Verbose and non-intuitive code • Lack of supporting software • Little ...


The Implications Of English Proficiency For Non-Native English Speaking Immigrants, Jennifer Foster Apr 2002

The Implications Of English Proficiency For Non-Native English Speaking Immigrants, Jennifer Foster

Sociology and Anthropology Undergraduate Theses

This study examines non-native English speaking immigrants, a group that has been overlooked by researchers in the past. They are confronted with a large amount of change and stress; and are forced to deal with many universal issues. This study investigated the role the English language has in their adjustment to the United States. The methods and reasoning behind why and how immigrants learn English is also discussed. Fifteen immigrants from Asia, Europe, and South America were interviewed. Surprisingly, the respondents had mixed responses as to what factors were the most influential to adjusting to life in the United States ...


Mathematics And Music: Integrating The World Wide Web Into Today’S Education System, Kimberly Boehmer, Kayme Johnson, Marisa Peila Apr 1999

Mathematics And Music: Integrating The World Wide Web Into Today’S Education System, Kimberly Boehmer, Kayme Johnson, Marisa Peila

Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduate Theses

In the global village, technology continually grows, enabling people to communicate, solve problems, and convey ideas. Students can benefit by using technological advances to enhance their education. The ultimate goal of our thesis is to encourage the use of technology in the classroom by introducing teachers and students to the World Wide Web. Specifically, we focus on using computers and other technology to enhance mathematics education at the high school level. To meet our goal, we created a web page entitled, “Mathematics in Music: Integrating Education and the World Wide Web.” We offer the web page as an example of ...


I’Ve Got A New Attitude: The Influence Of Foreign Language Education On Cultural Attitudes, Kayleen Joyce Apr 1999

I’Ve Got A New Attitude: The Influence Of Foreign Language Education On Cultural Attitudes, Kayleen Joyce

Languages and Literature Undergraduate Theses

There is much dissention among theorists about whether foreign or second language education influences students’ attitudes toward the target culture and language. Although many foreign language advocates assume that language learning naturally fosters positive cultural attitudes, research findings suggest a wide sample of explanations about the relationship between language learning and cultural attitudes. The examination of prior research into whether foreign language education fosters positive attitudes in students is startlingly contradictory and inconclusive. Conclusions of such research range from assertions that foreign language education enhances appreciation of culture to the assertion that foreign language education actually decreases appreciation of the ...


Direct And Indirect Instruction: Two Essential Components Used To Teach Reading In An Interdisciplinary Unit Plan, Alicia Brophy Apr 1998

Direct And Indirect Instruction: Two Essential Components Used To Teach Reading In An Interdisciplinary Unit Plan, Alicia Brophy

Education Undergraduate Theses

This purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the effectiveness of teaching directly and indirectly in order to help students develop reading skills and the motivation to read throughout life. Through the means of a review of literature and the implementation of a unit plan, this paper will propose a possible solution to the reading debate that centers on a search for the one “best” method. Three research questions were addressed: 1) does a mixture of direct and indirect instructional methods provide an effective format for the teaching of reading within a unit of study; 2) does a mixture of ...


Parent Knowledge Of School Rules And Proactive Behaviors In Children: Implications Of A Parent Education And Involvement Program Conducted At The Helena Head Start, Molly Hedrick Apr 1998

Parent Knowledge Of School Rules And Proactive Behaviors In Children: Implications Of A Parent Education And Involvement Program Conducted At The Helena Head Start, Molly Hedrick

Psychology Undergraduate Theses

The effects of a specific parent involvement strategy on proactive behaviors in children were studied in this experiment. Four classrooms, two experimental groups and two control groups, from the Helena Head Start volunteered to take part in the study. The parents from the experimental classrooms received three weeks of educational materials based on three rules at Head Start ("walking feet," "inside voices," and "take care of your hands") and how they are taught. Pre-test data (before the parents received the materials) and post-test data (after the parents received the materials) were collected on the children's performance of these rules ...


The Effects Of Color Preference On Attention Span In Individuals With Angelman Syndrome, Susan Goffinet Apr 1997

The Effects Of Color Preference On Attention Span In Individuals With Angelman Syndrome, Susan Goffinet

Psychology Undergraduate Theses

Angelman syndrome is a genetic disorder involving a deletion on the maternal chromosome 15 characterized by a variety of physical, mental and behavioral problems. This paper addressed the physical problem of hypo pigmentation as it effects the eyes and vision, as well as the behavioral problems of hyperactivity and a short attention span. The hypothesis is that a preference for the color yellow, which may be connected with hypopigmentation, can be used in training programs to increase attention span towards certain tasks. Five individuals with Angelman syndrome were observed to discern a color preference or a tendency to choose one ...


Spiralling Through Graph Theory, Melinda Milani Apr 1997

Spiralling Through Graph Theory, Melinda Milani

Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduate Theses

The purpose of this thesis is twofold. The first objective is to explore graph theory—both its concepts and applications. The second objective is to use graph theory in a particular application: education. These two objectives culminate course work done at Carroll College under the program of Mathematics—Secondary Education.