Inquiry Design Model (IDM) Blueprint™
Food Pyramid
NDNAEU 1 “Sacred Relatives”, NDNAEU 3 “Sharing & Generosity”, NDNAEU 6 “Native Contributions”, NDNAEU 7 “Native Identity”
Compelling QuestionHow does a traditional Native American diet support today’s food pyramid? 
Standards and PracticesHealth Standards
1.8.3 Analyze how the environment affects personal health.
FACs Standards
9.3.4 Assess the influence of cultural, socioeconomic, and psychological factors on food and nutrition and behavior.
9.3.6 Critique the selection of foods to promote a healthy lifestyle
Staging the QuestionHave you ever had an Indian Taco? Is it a traditional food and how does it fit into the food pyramid? 
Supporting Question 1 Supporting Question 2 
Do you have traditional family foods that have been passed down from one generation to another? How was that traditional food knowledge shared with you? 
Formative Performance TaskFormative Performance Task
Research and share in a circle discussion, food traditions that your family has passed down. Where does it fit into the food pyramid? Would it be considered a “cultural” meal? Considering how you currently make it and the ingredients you use, how close is it to the “old” way or original recipe/use?
Compare and contrast how today’s
diet differs from our past? Use the example from your traditional family food.
Featured SourcesFeatured Sources
Vernon Ashley Interview Indian Foods interview:

USDA Food guidelines
Awesome article about Native American food preservation.
SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: Supported Claim (written/spoken) or Demonstration of Process (project-based)Debate traditional diet and present day diet, in relationship to the food pyramid and health.
SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: ExtensionCreate a public service announcement about the benefits of using the old food pyramid, new food pyramid, or “my plate  to balance your diet. 
Taking Informed Action / Real World ApplicationShare within the school through announcements or newsletter healthy recipes that model healthy food pyramid choices. Use the commodity warehouse recipes through the national commodity
warehouse for Native Americans. Make a traditional school calendar with traditional food recipes and traditional activities daily to do in school and with families. 
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