Navajo Teacher Resources
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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 36 Views 167 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 34 Views 183 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 15 Views 61 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Navajo Pottery: Beautiful Objects
A fine lesson plan 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 plan 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
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
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
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
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 12 Views 16 Downloads
Discovering the Southwest: Navajo and Hopi Perspectives
Young scholars investigate the contributions of the Navajo and Hopi. In this American Southwest lesson, 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
Navajo Code Talkers
Students research information about Navajo Code Talkers on the internet to explain their significance in World War II. Students access dictionary of words used in the secret code. Students create messages, using the Navajo words written in a "coded message", that may have been sent during World War II.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 33 Downloads
Three Native American Groups
Kindergartners take a close look at three Native American tribes: the Navajo, the Comanchee, and the Cherokee. Each of the tribes gets one solid week of study, and a pow-wow is held as a culminating activity where the children portray the different tribes for parents and schoolmates.
K Visual & Performing Arts 19 Views 55 Downloads
Drawing Conclusions-Miss Navajo
Middle schoolers 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 22 Views 17 Downloads
20th-Century Warfare: Unique Contributions of American Indians
Students discover the contributions of the Navajo Code Talkers. In this 20th century conflict instructional activity, students watch a video about the contributions of Native Americans to the World Wars I and II as well as Vietnam. Students also use Navajo Code Dictionaries to create and decode their own messages.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 27 Downloads
Characteristics of Navajo Pottery
For this Native American pottery worksheet, middle schoolers will look at examples of Navajo pottery online and complete 5 short answer questions about the pottery. A rubric for evaluating the answers is included.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads