Date of Award

Spring 4-28-2023

Document Type

Education 530 Project

Degree Name

Master of Science



Department Chair or Program Director

Schultz, Kyle

First Advisor

Dr. Melissa Wells

Major or Concentration

Elementary Education


This research investigated how drama integration benefitted students’ academic achievement and their engagement in history. This study integrated drama and history in a second-grade class, by allowing students to create tableaus to present and share information. The study used pre and post assessments, an attitudes survey to measure students’ attitudes towards history before and after integration, and the researcher also recorded student engagement at the beginning and end of drama integration. This study showed significant improvement in student content knowledge through the use of tableaus, and inconclusive results as far as engagement and student attitudes were concerned.