Graduate Research Papers


Open Access Graduate Research Paper


The purpose of this research project was to create an environmental education book that would fill a gap that exists in the elementary environmental science niche as shown through research presented by Zynda (2007). Zynda found a scarcity of children's environmental books focused on the topic of recycling. Environmental awareness is part of the Iowa Core Curriculum (2010) in all grades, starting in Kindergarten. Additionally, the need for utilizing informational text more often in lower elementary has been established by numerous researchers including Duke (2004). The book, What About You (WA. Y)? An Elementary Environmental Information Resource from A to Z, has been designed to examine different environmental perspectives, focus on recycling, use a text structure of interest to lower elementary children, and use illustrations to show diversity and also environmental actions by children.

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Degree Name

Master of Arts


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Karla Krueger


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