This collection contains Honors Program Theses written by undergraduate students in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Northern Iowa.
Every honors student has the opportunity to complete undergraduate research during their time at UNI by writing a thesis. Students work with faculty members in their major or area of interest to develop and conduct a study during either their Junior or Senior year.
Submissions from 2019
Integrating movement in the elementary classroom: Creating innovative materials that incorporate movement with content areas, Hannah Kristine Harrison Open Access Honors Program Thesis
Where was I?: Engagement strategies for students with attention deficit disorders, Brenna L. Herrmann Open Access Honors Program Thesis
Submissions from 2018
Representations of health and wellness in children's literature, Emily Kate Murphy Open Access Honors Program Thesis
Submissions from 2017
Shrink and squeeze: today's teaching pressures and its effect on teaching social studies, Alyssa Diane McKeone Open Access Honors Program Thesis
"Slavery wasn't that bad": An examination of the effects of reduced social studies class time and student misconceptions, Matthew Karl Mengler Open Access Honors Program Thesis 2018 Award
Using the growth mindset to improve opportunities for negotiation in argument-based inquiry elementary classrooms, Bridget Tharp Open Access Honors Program Thesis
Submissions from 2016
The impact of teacher prompting and questioning on third grade students' comprehension, Jenna Francois Open Access Honors Program Thesis
Frequently-used discipline and management techniques in the Cedar Valley, Gabriel Gedlinske Open Access Honors Program Thesis
Observations of music and literacy in early childhood education, Ann Strom Open Access Honors Program Thesis
Mindfulness in the classroom: Cultivating peace from within, Maya VanDriel Open Access Honors Program Thesis