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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


You Say You Want A Revolution: Integrating Rock 'N' Roll Music Into The Social Studies Classroom, Jason Neiffer Apr 1997

You Say You Want A Revolution: Integrating Rock 'N' Roll Music Into The Social Studies Classroom, Jason Neiffer

Education Undergraduate Theses

Among the many challenges that faces the social studies teacher is finding new and exciting ways to demonstrate historical events. This paper will examine using popular music, particularly rock 'n' roll music, to assist in illuminating historical events and fostering skill development. Chapter One seeks to establish a theoretical foundation for the use of rock 'n' roll music by examining past and current trends in social studies and theories of an "integrated" curriculum. Chapter Two narrows the focus from social studies to the use of various forms of media in the social studies classroom, concentrating on the role of music ...


Learning Modalities: Significance And Application, Marylee Schneider Apr 1996

Learning Modalities: Significance And Application, Marylee Schneider

Education Undergraduate Theses

People are unique in many ways, including the way they learn. Teachers who teach through modality strengths take advantage of individual learning styles to increase the rate of learning by providing information through the most effective channel for each student. The three learning modality strengths are visual, auditory and kinesthetic. These modality strengths are identified, defined, discussed and applied in this thesis project. The essence of the written portion is provided in the sections that identify, define, and discuss learning modalities including strengths and weaknesses, and suggestions for incorporation into classrooms. The course outline illustrates a significant portion of the ...


Oral Presentation Of Literature K-8: Values And Practices, Karie Shelton Apr 1992

Oral Presentation Of Literature K-8: Values And Practices, Karie Shelton

Education Undergraduate Theses

I first became aware of the benefits of reading aloud to students as a teacher’s aide in a high school resource room. There, on numerous occasions, I was amazed by the positive effects of oral presentation of literature. As students were introduced to the veritable treasure-store of human experience waiting to be discovered in literature, I saw reluctant readers once again find motivation to read. I saw minds and lives of those unable to read fluently for themselves enriched by what was read to them. I often saw moments of shared literary experience contribute to a sense of camaraderie ...


The Learning Disabled And Computer-Assisted-Lnstruction, Sarah Kimm Apr 1987

The Learning Disabled And Computer-Assisted-Lnstruction, Sarah Kimm

Education Undergraduate Theses

Not all children can learn at the same rate or through the same methods. Everyone, whether adult or child, male or female, has areas in which they are gifted, average, and deficient. In one way or another, individuals learn to compensate for those areas in which they are impaired. Truly, not everyone can be a Babe Ruth, Albert Einstein, or George Washington; however, when a child's handicap affects his ability to learn, and he knows of no methods to help him compensate for this academic loss, something must be done to help the child. All children are at different ...


Self-Concepts Of Gifted Children Grades Five Through Nine, Renee Walchuk Apr 1987

Self-Concepts Of Gifted Children Grades Five Through Nine, Renee Walchuk

Education Undergraduate Theses

As our society changes, the need for persons who have the intelligence and abilities to meet the requirements of the ever-expanding world in which we live increases. It is with this need in mind that gifted children have become a major focal point of education today. To ensure the educational opportunities for gifted students, schools have developed special classes to challenge these bright children and enhance their intellectual fluency. The push for academic excellence is great. In an attempt to heighten these gifted children's abilities, it has become evident that their self-concept is a vital factor in their ability ...


Exotic Animals From A To Z: A Picture Dictionary For Mentally Retarded Junior High And High School Students, Mary Flaim Apr 1984

Exotic Animals From A To Z: A Picture Dictionary For Mentally Retarded Junior High And High School Students, Mary Flaim

Education Undergraduate Theses

The purpose of this animal picture dictionary is to teach and develop in the educably mentally retarded student the skills of alphabetizing, recalling facts, defining terms, finding the main idea and msxingiinferences. Included in the body of this dictionary are fifty illustrations and fifty descriptions. Each illustration is drawn in black India ink with a Hunt-Globe Pointed pen nib using a cross-hatch/line style. Each description is a half page to a page and a half in length. The Lorge Readability Formula was applied to each description in order to insure that the reading material is well within the capabilities ...


The Role Of Western Art In Lewis And Clark County Fifth Grade Classrooms And The Instructional Potential Of The Art Of Tucker Smith, Joan Twohy Apr 1984

The Role Of Western Art In Lewis And Clark County Fifth Grade Classrooms And The Instructional Potential Of The Art Of Tucker Smith, Joan Twohy

Education Undergraduate Theses

The purpose of this project was three-fold. The first was to determine the extent to which Western art is used in fifth grade classrooms in Lewis and Clark County. The second was to determine the possibility of expanded use of Western art as a tool for teaching art, art history, and Western history. And thirdly, the work of Tucker Smith was examined in detail as a representative artist of the American West for potential usefulness of this type of work as an aid in teaching art, art history and Western history. In order to discuss the extent to which Western ...


The Touch Of A Hand: The Importance Of Touch In The Elementary School, Deborah Hand Apr 1982

The Touch Of A Hand: The Importance Of Touch In The Elementary School, Deborah Hand

Education Undergraduate Theses

There is much more to the Elementary School classroom than simply the fundamental skills of reading, writing and arithmetic for it is within these rooms that children grow and develop. Many lives are influenced within the classroom. Today, with the changing role of the family, the school offers the chance to serve as a very important role model in many children’s lives. In some instances, it may be the only stability that children feel. Therefore, it is believed that the classroom should strive to meet some of the needs of children. In today’s world of tightening budgets and ...


Comparison Of Departmental Performances Of Motor Skills, Susan Court Apr 1979

Comparison Of Departmental Performances Of Motor Skills, Susan Court

Education Undergraduate Theses

30 students performed in four motor skill tests, 1) Spatial halations, 2) O’Connor Tweezer Dexterity, 3) Bilateral Transfer and 4) Movement Time, For the purpose of experimentation I chose ten students from each area of athletics, biology and dental hygiene. The ten athletes names were given to me by their coaches on the basis of quickness in their sport. All athletes were participating in basketball, with five athletes from the women’s basketball team and the other five from the sen’s basketball team, The ten biology students were more of a random choice. After getting a list of ...


The Effects Of Weight Training On A Select Group Of Carroll College Freshman Women, Cathy Huffer Apr 1974

The Effects Of Weight Training On A Select Group Of Carroll College Freshman Women, Cathy Huffer

Education Undergraduate Theses

The male half of our species has participated in various physical activities for numerous years. Yet, until recently, it was unheard of for women to engage in many of these activities. Why? Because of past myths our society has gathered down through the years in response to women and physical exertion. For years women participated only in those feminine sports which took little strength and little mental discipline. Many felt that a real "lady" could not endure physical nor mental pressure. While Uncle Sam was encouraging the United States to build men in body, mind, and spirit, the women were ...


The Career Opportunities Program: A Paraprofessional Approach To Teacher Education, Harold Tucker Apr 1973

The Career Opportunities Program: A Paraprofessional Approach To Teacher Education, Harold Tucker

Education Undergraduate Theses

The purpose of this study was to examine certain aspects of a paraprofessional approach to teacher education. The paraprofessional approach refers to actual on-going training within the school classroom structure in addition to professional training from an institution of higher learning.

American public education is at the cross-roads of a major decision today. Considerable evidence indicates that it has been ineffective, particularly in reaching and teaching the culturally disadvantaged child. Recent physical violence and verbal protests are indicative of the dissatisfaction of many segments of the population. The dissatisfaction lies chiefly with the school's inability to provide true equality ...


The Contributions Of The America Indians And The Effect They Have On The Education Of Montana's Indians, M. Maureen O'Donnell Apr 1973

The Contributions Of The America Indians And The Effect They Have On The Education Of Montana's Indians, M. Maureen O'Donnell

Education Undergraduate Theses

The purpose of this study was to examine contributions of the American Indians in the areas of culture, economics, government, medicine and religion as they affect the education of the American Indians in today's educational system. . .The American Indians of today are a minority race who are often stereotyped as silent, withdrawn and unAmerican in white man’s sense of American. Because it is the right of all people to be treated equal regardless of race, color, creed or sex, it is felt desirable to study the contributions of the American Indian to America, to study the Indian student ...


An Exploratory Study: The Relationship Of Apparent Creativity And Tested Creativity In Selected Second Grade Children, Stephanie Girolami Apr 1972

An Exploratory Study: The Relationship Of Apparent Creativity And Tested Creativity In Selected Second Grade Children, Stephanie Girolami

Education Undergraduate Theses

Concern for the creative potential is nothing new. Creativity, in the past ten years, has moved to a prominent position in the field of education. People such as J. P. Guilford, Getzels and Jackson, Calvin Taylor, E. Paul Torrance and Miriam Wilt have pioneered research in this area. Though many aspects of creativity have been studied, many remain unstudied. There are many definitions and approaches available for ’’creativity". Margaret Mead defines creativity as a process in the individual to the extent that a person makes, invents, or thinks of something that is new to him. Erich Fromm sees creativity as ...


Using Modern Masterpieces To Teach Elements Of Design In The Primary Grades, Joyce Legowik Apr 1969

Using Modern Masterpieces To Teach Elements Of Design In The Primary Grades, Joyce Legowik

Education Undergraduate Theses

I have always been interested in art but it was not until 1968, when I worked as a teacher's aid to Mrs. Virginia Bompart, that I realized how exciting art could be for children. It was in Mrs. Bompart's first grade room that I was introduced to the idea of a creative use of picture study which allowed children to see and appreciate the exciting, childlike works of the modern schools of art.

With the idea in mind of using the works of modern artists to teach art, I decided to write the thesis that modern art works ...


The Art Of Listening And Its Effect Upon The Education Of The Elementary School Child, Isabelle Toeckes Apr 1965

The Art Of Listening And Its Effect Upon The Education Of The Elementary School Child, Isabelle Toeckes

Education Undergraduate Theses

We, as Americans and citizens of the United States of America, are classified in a special group concerning our ability to listen effectively. Mediocrity describes the level of this classification because we fail to listen attentively. We cannot place the blame on any one system or institution. This lax listening trend prevails throughout our great country. We are an educated citizenry but still lack acuity in this fundamental skill.

Listening is an art. As does any other art, it requires cultivation. To grow in the art of listening; this is a stepping-stone to growth in other areas of the curriculum ...


An Historical Research Into The Clinical And Pedagogical Implications Of The Work Of Maria Montessori, M. D., Donna Hamblet Apr 1959

An Historical Research Into The Clinical And Pedagogical Implications Of The Work Of Maria Montessori, M. D., Donna Hamblet

Education Undergraduate Theses

Real education ceases when it becomes static. For decades it has been based on the influence of the men of the particular era. Men such as Rousseau, Pestalozzi, Herbart and Froebel have all had a dynamic effect upon education. Their philosophies, theories and methods came into vogue and were adhered to for a time. Their pedagogical contributions have not passed into obscurity. Many of their principles and ideas have been borrowed, extended and altered by other leading educators to meet the needs of the time.

About the turn of the century a new figure, distinguished particularly by her sex, came ...