Inquiry Design Model (IDM) Blueprint™
Changing Cultures
NDNAEU 7 “Native Identity”
Compelling QuestionHow has culture changed?
Standards and PracticesG.6_12.3.3 Interpret how culture and experience
influence people’s perception of places and regions
G.6_12.3.4 Identify factors that contribute to conflict
and cooperation between cultural groups from
multiple perspectives.
Staging the QuestionWhat cultural changes can we see throughout generations? 
Supporting Question 1 
What changes have come about in our society over the last 10 years? 25 years? 50 years? 100 years?
Formative Performance Task
Show “The Dirty Thirties with Mary Bateman” see below for source.
Have the students interview an older adult in their lives. Have them ask them about different changes that they have
seen in their culture throughout their lives. Have them compare their culture when they were in school to the culture
of kids today.
Stress the importance of having a conversation with the person. The older the person the more changes they will have
in their culture and you will have more to write about!
Students may need to explain the difference between culture and heritage to the person there are interviewing.
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SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: Supported Claim (written/spoken) or Demonstration of Process (project-based)Students should summarize their interview/conversation with an older
They should produce a minimum of two paragraphs (eight sentences)
with examples of some of the changes that have taken place
throughout the years.
SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: ExtensionCompare similarities that still exist in our culture
Taking Informed Action / Real World ApplicationHave the students give their finished papers to the person that they interviewed.
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