Lesson 2: Code Talkers

This lesson plan is meant to be integrated into a larger discussion about World War II and how native peoples narratives have been largely ignored in relation to their military contribution. The lesson plan details the achievements of code talkers, native recruits who were able to write an unbreakable code during the war, and how instrumental their role was in winning the war. The classroom activities are centered around two primary source documents from military officers in both WWI and WWII in an effort to demonstrate the legacy of code talkers in major military battles.