missphillipsclass miss phillips
ETSU education department  
 
The unit we are getting ready to begin will be based on the book Annie and the Old One by Miska Miles.  It is the story of a young Navajo girl who is struggling with the realization that her grandmother is dying.  As we follow Annie through her daily routines, we get a glimpse of what life is like for the Navajo people living in the desert.  Thus we will have an opportunity to explore the culture and traditions.

This integrated unit will be incorporated into mastery of skills in all curriculum areas.  We will be having a vocabulary memory game, a math activity using sorting and classifying, a Navajo timeline experience, desert mapping, Navajo weaving and art, as well as discovering plants and creatures of the desert in science.  

I am very excited about beginning this unit and exploring this wonderful work of literature with such a terrific group of young children.
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