Date Approved


Date Posted


Degree Type

Open Access Senior Honors Thesis

Department or School

Communication, Media and Theatre Arts

First Advisor

Jessica 'Decky' Alexander


Transforming the Mindsets of Elementary Students is a curriculum designed to teach Elementary schools participating in the Bright Futures Program the art and skills of theatre while incorporating the ideas from Mindset, The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck. This curriculum was created to help students learn to have a growth mindset by taking risks, making choices, learning from mistakes, and looking to the future while learning the art and skills of Life Theatre. This Project is made up of two quarters' curriculums, the process on creating the lessons, and a reflection on constructing the curriculum and implementing it into Public Elementary Schools.