Big Brother: Explore Measurement and the Largest Navajo Rug in the World

GeoHistory
GeoSTEM
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson students will learn about the Navajo culture of weaving rugs and the Navajo’s usage of natural resources. The students will observe “Big Brother”, looking at colors and patterns and then explore a replicated pattern of a Navajo rug to practice measurement skills.
Author: 
Karen Guerrero
Grade Range: 
1-3
Duration: 
1 class period
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
4: Human Systems
5: Environment and Society
National Geography Standards: 
10: The characteristics, distribution and complexity of Earth's cultural mosaics
16: The changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources