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Drawing Conclusions-Miss Navajo
Students practice the higher order thinking skill of drawing conclusions. In this language lesson, students use the Miss Navajo pageant to discuss the role of language in selecting a winner. They view portions of the pageant, and try to draw conclusions about the effect of the language portion on the overall outcome of the pageant.
6th - 8th Language Arts 17 Views 16 Downloads
Navajo Code Talkers
What a fascinating topic to explore with your class! This lesson focuses on the contributions of the Navajo people during World War II. Learners read the book Navajo Code Talkers by Andrew Santella, answer a series of comprehension questions about the text, and write a letter as a follow-up activity.
4th - 8th Language Arts 25 Views 158 Downloads
Navajo Code Talkers
Navajo Code Talkers can be used as a class reading project. If you are thinking of reading this book with your class, you may want to consider using these worksheets. They are designed to help with character analysis, reader response, and prediction.
4th - 6th Language Arts 22 Views 176 Downloads
The Journey to Jemez Pueblo
Connect fractions to the journey the Navajo took to Jemez Pueblo for the feast of San Diego. In a multi-step lesson plan, your geographers will measure the distance traveled on a map and use that information for a series of questions requiring different operations with fractions.
4th - 7th Math 42 Views 34 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Discovering the Southwest: Navajo and Hopi Perspectives
Young scholars investigate the contributions of the Navajo and Hopi. In this American Southwest instructional activity, students study the region through the perspective of the Navajo and Hopi as they read literature, listen to lectures, dramatize events, and create a research project.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 6 Views 20 Downloads
Life of a Navajo Weaver
Students explore Navajo legends. In this legend lesson, students read the legend of the Spider Woman. Students read the legend and answer questions. Students watch videos about weaving and note the shapes in the weaving. Students create and perform an interpretive dance.
2nd - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 34 Downloads
New Review Reemergence of the “Vanishing Americans” ‐ Native Americans and World War II
Discover the many contributions and sacrifices of Native Americans during World War II. After gaining background information through a detailed PowerPoint presentation and guided notes, your young historians will participate in a jigsaw reading activity on such topics as Navajo code talkers and discrimination against Native Americans during the war.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Students explore the Navajo culture. In this Navajo Indians lesson, students gain information about their weaving and dancing. Students note the patterns in the weaving. Students create a dance that corresponds with the patterns they see in the weaving.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
Traditional Methods of Navajo Rug Weaving - Activity 1
Young scholars investigate Navajo weaving and dying techniques in this introductory instructional activity to Native American rugs. Emphasis is placed on investigation of a short video and internet resources.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 14 Downloads
Native American Culture - The Southwest and the Navajo Nation
Students explore the site Second Life about the Navajo Nation and learn about their culture. For this Navajo Nation lesson plan, students also write a letter to the colonists describing the benefits of the nation.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Navajo Code Talkers
Students investigate the Navajo Code Talkers and their role in World War II. They complete a Webquest, explore various websites, encode a short message, analyze maps, answer discussion questions, and read newspaper articles about secure communications.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 13 Views 54 Downloads
The Navajo Homeland
Students identify the historical and traditional location of the Navajo Homeland. They study the four original clans system and the development of other adopted clans, e.g. Nakai Dine (Mexican), Notahi Dine(Ute), Ozii Dine (Hopi); and, examine the Navajo traditional leadership system which was clan and regional representation (vs US one chief/president model),
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Third graders examine Navajo traditions and beliefs through their artwork. They listen to the book "The Paint Brush" by Tomie dePaola and discuss why sand paintings are done in the traditional Navajo culture. Next, they create a sand painting using a Navajo design.
3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Fort Sumner and the Navajo Long Walk
Students research the Fort Sumner campaign against the Navajo; why the campaign took place; the details of the forced march to Fort Sumner; conditions at Fort Sumner; length of imprisonment; details of life in prison, and circumstances of release.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Athabaskan & Navajo Migration
Students examine the migration patterns of the Athabaskan and Navajo tribes. After taking notes on a lecture, they compare and contrast the two groups. To end the lesson, they write their favorite Navajo story in their journals.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
The U.S. & Navajo Bills of Rights
Students are introduced to the United States and Navajo Bill of Rights. In groups, they compare and contrast the two documents and take notes to share with the class. To end the lesson, they write in their journals about their own ideas about the Bill of Rights.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Lesson: Factors in a Successful College Experience
What obstacles face Navajo teens living on reservations? Let the stories do the teaching as scholars watch clips and read articles about the Native American youth experience. There are several clips provided, which you can easily access on the website.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 58 Downloads CCSS: Designed