The Unbreakable Code: Navajo Code Talkers

GeoHistory
GeoLiteracy
Legacy
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson, students will learn the role Navajos played in winning World War II. Through this lesson, students will understand historical aspects of reservation life, read maps to gain understanding, and apply geography to an historical event.
Author: 
Patricia Hutchinson
Grade Range: 
4
Duration: 
3 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
2: Places and Regions
4: Human Systems
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
4: The physical and human characteristics of places
9: The characteristics, distribution and migration of human populations