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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...
10th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
WWII: Global Conflict, Persecution, and Unsung Heroes
Many historians would classify World War II as a global turning point in the 20th century. See if your middle schoolers agree with such an assessment with a collection of lessons and activities on the second Great War. Lessons cover an outline of World War II as well as the various forces behind the Allied victory, including Navajo code talkers, women aviators, and the news media. Additionally, resources discuss Japanese internment and feature a debate on the justification of dropping atom bombs over Japan.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
20th-Century Warfare: Unique Contributions of American Indians
Students discover the contributions of the Navajo Code Talkers. In this 20th century conflict lesson, students watch a video about the contributions of Native Americans to the World Wars I and II as well as Vietnam. Students also use...
11th - 12th
Memorandum Regarding the Enlistment of Navajo Indians
Students examine the Navajo dictionary used by the U.S. military in W.W. II. They role-play Navajo messengers and Marine Corp staff. They research the Battle of Iwo Jima and confirm or discount the claim that Navajos made the victory...
6th - 12th