Navajo Code Talker Fleming Begaye Sr. dies at 97

Daily News Article - May 15, 2019


1. The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. List the who, what, where and when of this news item. (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2. How many Navajo Code Talkers were there during WWII?

3. How did the Code Talkers use the Navajo language during WWII?

4. a) Why didn’t anyone know anything about the Code Talkers until 1968?
b) b) Why do you think this was so?

5. a) What did President Ronald Reagan do to honor the Code Talkers in 1982?
b) What did President Trump do in 2017 to honor the Code Talkers?

6. Read the “Background” and check out some of the links. Then watch the videos under “Resources.” How do you think Americans can/should honor these brave men today?