Indigenous Peoples: Then and Now

Lesson 12

Objective

Explain why it is important to honor and remember the Navajo Code Talkers.

Readings and Materials

Subscribe to Fishtank Plus to unlock access to additional resources for this lesson, including:

  • Enhanced Lesson Plan
  • Essential Task Guide
  • Student Handout Editor
  • Vocabulary Package

 

Target Task

?

Writing Prompt

Why is it important to honor and remember Chester Nez and the other Code Talkers?

Mastery Response

?

Create a free account or sign in to view Mastery Response

Key Questions

?

  • Why were the Code Talkers not recognized until 1968? 

  • In what ways are the Navajo Code Talkers recognized now? Give multiple examples. 

  • What additional information did you learn about the Navajo Code Talkers? 

Vocabulary

?

classified     (adj.)

kept secret from all but a few people in the government

Enhanced lesson plan

Enhanced Lesson Plan

Get recommendations on pacing and lesson structure, as well as suggestions for meeting the needs of a range of learners. Download Sample
 

Common Core Standards

  • RI.3.2 — Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

Spiral Standards

?

RF.3.3

RF.3.4

RI.3.1

RI.3.10

RI.3.4

SL.3.1

SL.3.2

W.3.10