Date of Award


Degree Type

Thesis (On-Campus Access Only)

First Advisor

Karen Jones Baldwin


The purpose of this action research project is to create a two week unit integrating health and global/social studies, specifically addressing epidemics. The thesis is a discussion of the value of such a unit, and of the importance and benefits of health education and the integrated curriculum. Aside from reviewing the literature, I have examined various district documents (in the form of fifth grade health curriculum) , conducted a personal interview with the district's health curriculum coordinator, and compiled a two week epidemics unit to meet the curricular needs of a fifth grade classroom.