Navajo Teacher Resources
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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 13 Views 60 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 51 Views 45 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 4 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 32 Views 164 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 32 Views 183 Downloads
Navajo Pottery: Beautiful Objects
A fine lesson on Navajo pottery is here for you. In it, young potters get to experience making their very own version of a classic version of Navajo Pottery. This lesson is extrememly thorough. The instructions are clear, and the worksheets that describe the assignments and tasks are quite good.
4th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Factors in a Successful College Experience
How does community or cultural identity influence the decisions to attend or graduate from college? Clips from the documentary Up Heartbreak Hill, introduce class members to the issues two Native American seniors face as they consider post-high school plans.
9th - 12th Language Arts 17 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Lesson Plan: A Bird's Tale
Who wouldn't love to get a letter from a blue bird? Elementary art enthusiasts analyze the social and historical context of Ason Yellowhair's Navajo piece, Bird and Cornstalk Rug. They examine the construction and images on the rug reflecting on Navajo weaving and individual creativity.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 14 Downloads
Students explore the Navajo and their art. They discuss the location of where the Navajo lived, their cultural life, housing and sandpainting. Students create their own sandpainting using their own ideas. They draw their own image on their board and put the sand on it.
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
Comparing Kwakiutl, Cheyenne and Navajo tribes
Third graders study the difference between the Kwakiutl, Cheyenne and Navajo tribes. They identify the people, resources, lifestyle and beliefs of the Kwakiutl, Cheyenne, and Navajo Indians. Afterward, they present their projects on each tribe, creating an online classroom "museum.
3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
Drawing Conclusions-Miss Navajo
Students practice the higher order thinking skill of drawing conclusions. In this language instructional activity, 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 21 Views 16 Downloads
Glass Jar Sand Art: Inspired by Navajo Sand Painting
Sand has been used as an artistic medium for centuries and can be found in cultures across the globe. The class examines sand art created by the Navajo people. They mix tempera paint and sand to create their colors, and then fill jars, keeping the inspiration of the Navajo pieces in mind.
2nd Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 4 Downloads
Discovering the Southwest: Navajo and Hopi Perspectives
Students investigate the contributions of the Navajo and Hopi. In this American Southwest lesson plan, 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
Middle schoolers explore the Navajo culture. In this Navajo Indians lesson plan, students gain information about their weaving and dancing. Middle schoolers 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 6 Views 18 Downloads
Weaving a Story of Cooperation: The Goat in the Rug
Weaving is an important part of Navajo culture. Read The Goat in the Rug to your fourth and fifth graders, and give them a glimpse into the process of rug making from the point of view of a goat! They will learn new vocabulary words and the sequence that is used to make a Navajo rug.
4th - 5th Language Arts 6 Views 103 Downloads