Ann Gordon
Moab, Utah

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Middle School Desktop Publishing Exercise
Integrating Navajo & English Text with Graphics


After installing the Navajo font on all the lab computers, I taught the older students how to type in Navajo. From copies of the Diné Education Philosophy printed in both English and Navajo, I asked students to type some text in both languages and then add a border and clip art that represents their land.

The teachers were excited about this project. I created a display of these pages for the regional student Art Festival: the entry won a ribbon and special award.

Note: Since I do not read Navajo myself, I could not correct the native language typing.

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