Reemergence of the “Vanishing Americans” ‐ Native Americans and World War II

This Reemergence of the “Vanishing Americans” ‐ Native Americans and World War II activities & project also includes:

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.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations

  • Multimedia presentation is offered as a PDF, but you can still project the images or request an editable presentation using a link they provide in the resource
Pros

  • Excellent handouts provided for jigsaw reading activity, including informative texts and guided questions
  • Includes engaging cumulative project whereby learners design a series of coins or dollar bills commemorating the efforts of Native Americans
Cons

  • No answer key is included, but answers can be easily obtained through the reading material. It will just require some extra preparation time