Cultures: Japanese and Navajo Comparison
Students can discover the similarities and differences between the Japanese and Navajo cultures by using these sites. There is particular focus on the native herbs, foods, and ceremonies of each culture. Some of the sites include information on the Navajo Code Talkers. Included are eThemes resources on Japan, Navajo Indians, and world recipes.
Traditional Navajo Foods and Lifestyle
This article explains the health benefits from a traditional Navajo diet.
Navajo Cultural History and Legends
Learn about the Navajo Nation, their flag, and beliefs.
Popular Japanese Dishes
This site has descriptions and photographs of some popular dishes in Japan. NOTE: The site includes ads. NOTE: The site leads to websites with discussion boards. (forums, message boards, etc.)
Japanese Culture: The Basics
Read about basic Japanese food and watch a humorous video about a sushi bar. NOTE: The site includes ads. NOTE: The site leads to websites with discussion boards. (forums, message boards, etc.)
Navajo Code Talkers in World War II
Students can read this fact sheet.
About.com: Navajo Code Talkers
Students can read this history of the code talkers. NOTE: The site includes ads and pop-ups.
Origins of the Navajo Code Talkers
Students can download this two-page PDF file.
The Smithsonian has a traveling exhibit about Native American soldiers serving in World War I and World War II. This site has some photographs and explains the exhibit.
eThemes Resources: Country: Japan
These sites have information about Japan's history, geography, language, education, and culture. Includes maps, photographs, and live views from Webcams.
eThemes Resources: Native Americans: Navajo
These sites focus on Navajo Indians and their Hogan homes. The sites discuss the Navajo people, their culture, and their history.
eThemes Resources: Food: Recipes From Around the World
Learn about the different types of food eaten around the world. There are recipes from many places including Korea, China, England, Mexico, Italy, Japan, and Africa. Read about cooking safety and dining etiquette, plus watch videos of master chefs preparing a meal. There are also some math activities.