Inquiry Design Model (IDM) Blueprintâ„¢
Heritage and the Arts
NDNAEU 1 “Sacred Relatives”, NDNAEU 2 “Learning & Storytelling”, NDNAEU 3 “Sharing & Generosity”, NDNAEU 6 “Native Contributions”, NDNAEU 7 “Native Identity”
Compelling QuestionDoes your family have artwork or designs that are directly influenced by your heritage? Do you believe they are affected by regional differences? 
Standards and PracticesVA:Pr6.HS2 a. Make, explain, and justify connections between artists or artwork and social, cultural, and political history

H.3_5.3 Describe the North Dakota Native American Essential Understandings.

VA:Pr6.3 a. Explain how and where different cultures record and illustrate stories and history through art.
Staging the QuestionWhat influences tribal designs of the Ojibwe and Dakota tribes? 
Supporting Question 1 Supporting Question 2 Supporting Question 3 
How do patterns of art and beadwork differ among Ojibwe and Dakota? There was once a distinct difference in patterns, are there still tribal differences? When would the older more traditional designs still be used?How are the Ojibwe and Dakota artwork and designs different?How do modern day materials change the overall design? 
Formative Performance TaskFormative Performance TaskFormative Performance Task
Research the tradition of using geometrical designs among the Dakota tribe versus the floral design of the Ojibwe? Write a paragraph on the differences.Each student will color a Dakota and Ojibwe design after researching the Ojibwe and Dakota Designs. 

Break into groups of 4.
Each group will create a poster board presentation of Ojibwe or Dakota Designs that they will teach to the rest of the class.
Make a traditional design or symbol using Perler beads.
Featured SourcesFeatured SourcesFeatured Sources
Dakota Beadwork and designs

Ojibwe Floral Designs
Printable Ojibwe Floral Coloring Pages

Dakota Geometric Designs
Lakota beadwork designs on various materials.

Native American Symbols and meanings
SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: Supported Claim (written/spoken) or Demonstration of Process (project-based)Number and display each of the designs from the perler artwork and/or the coloring pages. On a separate piece of paper have students list the artwork number and decide whether each piece is Ojibwe or Dakota. Teacher will go through the numbered artwork and discuss the reasons why they made the choice they did. 
SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: ExtensionMake a drawing relevant to your culture to present to the class.
Taking Informed Action / Real World ApplicationArt Expo
Create displays of all the Poster board projects and show them in an art museum type of setting in the gym or cafeteria.  Invite the public.
Take the colored pages and display the artwork for others to see under the headings of Dakota or Ojibwe designs.
Also invite local artists and such to display and/or sell their own items as well.
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