Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. I. VanEvery


The geographic skills and knowledge base of many Americans are not as strong as reported by several major geographic knowledge studies in the past few years. (Barrows, 1981; Boyer, 1983; The Gallup Organization, 1988.) Geographic knowledge is one component of the cultural emphasis of second language learning. therefore, one place to examine geographic knowledge is with second language students. The hypothesis tested is that there is a significant difference in geographic knowledge between high school students who study a second language and students who have not studied a second language.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Teacher Education and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright Cynthia L. Berve