Inquiry Design Model (IDM) Blueprint™
Buffalo and the Boat
NDNAEU 1 “Sacred Relatives”, NDNAEU 3 “Sharing & Generosity”, NDNAEU 6 “Native Contributions”, NDNAEU 7 “Native Identity”
Compelling QuestionHow did “observation of animals” contribute to the way tribal people learn about and related to each other with kindness and sharing? 
Standards and Practices1-LS1-1 Construct an evidence-based argument with the use of a drawing or a model that illustrates how structures of plants and animals help them survive in their habitat.
RL.2 With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key/supporting details.

RL.6 With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.

RL.9 With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key/supporting details.
Staging the QuestionDo you have a favorite animal in your life? What have you learned about that animal and yourself? 
Supporting Question 1 Supporting Question 2 Supporting Question 3 
What Lakota colors do you think of when you think of kindness and sharing? How did the horse contribute to Lakota people’s ability to overcome life’s challenges? Why is the shape of the bullboat significant? 
Formative Performance TaskFormative Performance TaskFormative Performance Task
Listen to the story “Buffalo and the Boat” and have a discussion about sharing and kindness. Read “Brown Bear Brown Bear” using Lakota words. Make a list or draw pictures of ways that horses helped to improve the lives of Lakota peopleUsing aluminum foil create different shaped boats, experiment to see which shape hold more pennies, add pennies to test endurance. 
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SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: Supported Claim (written/spoken) or Demonstration of Process (project-based)Draw a picture about a time when you showed kindness and sharing to a sacred relative. Tell about a time when someone demonstrated sharing and kindness to you. 
SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: ExtensionArrange to take a field trip to the ND Heritage Center to see a bull boat, winter count, tipi, and other displays of plains animals. 
Taking Informed Action / Real World ApplicationRetell the story through creating a group skit or individual foldables using Lakota colors and animal words. Share your foldable and skit with other students or parents. 
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