Honors Program Theses


Open Access Honors Program Thesis

First Advisor

Gretta Berghammer


The Iowa Core Curriculum is a relatively new concept in Iowa, having just been approved May 21, 2009, and is designed to align with the subjects math and language arts with the National Common Core State Standard Initiative. There are currently very few resources available for teachers to gain the knowledge, expertise, and Iowa Core Curriculum specific lesson plans they may need to teach "essential concepts and skills". The focus of this thesis is to create a unit of lessons that are directly linked to the new ideas presented in the Iowa Core Curriculum for the Speaking skill sets of the Literacy core content standards for grades 3-5. These lessons specifically demonstrate how drama methodologies can be used to meet the Speech skill sets within the Literacy standards.

Year of Submission



Department of Theatre

University Honors Designation

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors


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