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THE RETURN OF NAVAJO BOY
This documentary film by Jeff Spitz chronicles an extraordinary chain of events, beginning with the appearance of a long-lost brother to his Navajo family. For more information about the film visit www.navajoboy.com.

To order a copy of Return of Navajo Boy, contact University of California at Berkeley's Center for Media and Independent Learning at 510.642.0460.

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American Indian Studies
THE RETURN OF NAVAJO BOY

ACTIVITIES
Flash Activity: Who Did What?
A word game of Navajo-related items and words.

Flash Activity: Navajo Word Scramble
A word game of Navajo-related items and words.

This activity is also available in PDF printable format.
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LESSON PLANS
With Strings Attached: Hollywood's Gift to a Navajo Family
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Grade Level: 9-12
Subject Areas: History, English
In this lesson, students explore issues of culture and identity and learn about Navajo culture by examining the perspectives of those portrayed in the film, Return of Navajo Boy.

Frames Within Frames: Perspectives on Native-American Heritage
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Grade Level: 7-12
Subject Areas: History, English
In this lesson, students are given the opportunity to focus on the variety of responses the film Return of Navajo Boy evokes as they create their own "film within a film," learn about cultural expression, and engage in discussion and reflective writing activities.

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