Island Hopping: The Story of Ned Begay Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two

GeoHistory
GeoLiteracy
Legacy
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson students will gain a better understanding of the Navajo contribution to the United States during World War II while following the story of the Ned as he starts out at a boarding school and later becomes a U.S. Marine who learns the Navajo Code. The students will understand how Ned’s background and culture helped him survive and become successful in his education and his experience as a Marine.
Author: 
Jessica Medlin
Grade Range: 
4
Duration: 
2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
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