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Sara Hoagland Hunter

Autor(a) de The Unbreakable Code

10 Works 507 Membros 17 Críticas

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Obras por Sara Hoagland Hunter

The Unbreakable Code (1996) 410 exemplares, 16 críticas
Beauty and the Feast (1996) 18 exemplares
The Good, The Bad and The Tweety (1996) 16 exemplares
Every Turtle Counts (2014) 14 exemplares
The Lighthouse Santa (2011) 14 exemplares, 1 crítica
Rondo's Stuff (1996) 8 exemplares
Kirsty's surprise (1998) 2 exemplares
Chocolate Yak-A-Lot (1997) 2 exemplares


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A young Navajo boy is moving away from his home. His grandfather speaks with him about his experience as one of the Navajo men who use Navajo to create a secret code for the World War II and as a radio operator fighting against the Japanese. He shares how special the language is to him and that it will always be in the boy's heart, no matter where he is.
KristenRoper | 15 outras críticas | Mar 14, 2024 |
Native American themed book.

Good frontloading in the introduction on the background of WWII and the role that Native American's had during the war. Great option to use in conjunction with history lesson in WWII and providing multiple perspectives on what a hero looks like. Super descriptions of the effort and bravery that the code talkers exerted during the war and how little recognition they received upon their return. Can be used as a conversation starter regarding languages without writing and preserving tradition. Useful for generating questions about why the US government insisted that Navajo's stop speaking their language and only use English and whether that was right or wrong and why.

Back of the book includes excellent examples of the code so readers can better visualize how it worked.

John's grandfather explains to him the story of the unbreakable code from WW2. John's grandfather is a Navajo code talker, and explains to his grandson, John, how the Navajo language, and creativity helped the United States win World War II.
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zsvandyk | 15 outras críticas | Mar 4, 2015 |
This story portrays the quiet pride of a Navajo code talker as he explains to his grandson how the Navajo language, faith, and ingenuity helped win World War II.

Personal Reaction:
I liked this book because our center is a Comanche center that emphasizes the importance of teaching Comanche language to the children. We have language speakers in the center as well as classes that our teachers attend in order to keep the language alive in the classroom. This book would be great to show the children the importance behind the reason our centers do this.

Classroom Extension Ideas:
1. Since the children in the Comanche Nation centers are learning Comanche, I would have them come up with their own sentence that they want translated.

2. I would have the children discuss the importance of their language and why they think they should learn it.
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roni.rawlins | 15 outras críticas | Oct 25, 2014 |
Use a little story "the unbreakable code" of a brother and a sister to show the effect of War to children.
xliao | 15 outras críticas | Oct 15, 2014 |


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