Mission Possible: Decoding WWII Navajo Marine Code

GeoHistory
GeoLiteracy
Legacy
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson, students will learn how the Navajo language and people played a significant role in the U.S. strategy to win World War II.
Author: 
Kelli Jones
Grade Range: 
8
Duration: 
2-3 class periods
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Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
4: Human Systems
6: Geographic Applications
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
17: How to apply geography to interpret the past