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The purpose of this study was to team teach a third grade unit on Bettendorf city history using the minimal resources that are available to teachers. The focus was to increase assessment scores of students who were exposed to current up-to-date photographs of their city. The hypothesis for this research was: If third grade students are taught using current up-to-date photographs of their city then they will be more likely to remember places and landmarks that they study.

The students were divided into two groups. Both groups received the same lessons on Bettendorf history in their classroom. One group then worked with the teacher librarian on a PowerPoint presentation that reviewed the same information from class, but had current colored photographs. Each student was given the Bettendorf assessment and graded accordingly.

The researcher rejected the hypothesis because there was not enough conclusive evidence that the current photographs helped aid the students remembering the information about their city.

Year of Submission


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Department of Curriculum and Instruction


Division of School Library Studies

First Advisor

Barbara Safford


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