This writing activity requires students to research Navajo clans. Navajo family relationships are very different from American (Western) family relationships. Navajos are organized in clans. People from Scotland and Ireland might understand this easily, because they, too, have clan organization. This activity requires Internet research and writing of 500-word papers on different aspects of Navajo clan organization. California and Arizona standards are listed on the page. California standards are for writing, listening, speaking strategies, speaking applications, and creative expression. Arizona standards are for Writing, Strand 1, Concepts 1-5; Strand 2, Concepts 1-6; and Strand 3, Concepts 1, 2, and 6.