Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


Liberal Studies

First Advisor

Browning Neddeau


This Capstone Project helps identify the issues that students can have when feeling isolated in the classroom. The participants for the Capstone Project included 32 third-grade students in a public elementary school located on California’s Southern Coast. This project identified the effects on students in the classroom when they feel isolated or not included. The project gave the students the opportunity to choose where they wanted to spend lunch and recess time in order to prevent them from feeling isolated in certain settings outside the classroom. The project also helped students share personal experiences with their peers in order to identify feelings and behaviors that occur when feeling isolated. The project showed nearly all participants had understood what it means to feel left out as well the behaviors that follow. This project helps future teachers understand the importance of having full inclusion in their classrooms.