Inquiry Design Model (IDM) Blueprintâ„¢
Housing Structures of the Native People of North Dakota
NDNAEU 1 “Sacred Relatives”, NDNAEU 2 “Learning & Storytelling”, NDNAEU 3 “Sharing & Generosity”, NDNAEU 6 “Native Contributions”, NDNAEU 7 “Native Identity”
Compelling QuestionWhat does a house have to do with the culture of a people?
Standards and PracticesForeign Language Culture Standards 2.2.3 Discuss the relevance of tangible products (i.e. realia) of the culture (e.g., dress, types of dwellings, and foods).
Foreign Language Culture Standards 2.2.5 Evaluate the contributions that the target language and culture make to our society and the world (e.g., medicine, technology, arts, family traditions).
Foreign Language Culture Standards 2.2.6 Discuss dominant objects, images, and symbols of the target culture (e.g., flags, currency, architectural style).
S.S. ND.6_12.1.2 Explain the human settlement patterns in North Dakota.
S.S. US.6_12.1-6.E5.2 Explain the social, cultural, and economic impact of changes as a result of technology.
Staging the QuestionHow can houses identity with the people that live in them?
Supporting Question 1 Supporting Question 2 Supporting Question 3 
What types of housing structures were built and used by Native American Tribes of North Dakota?How do Native American dwellings reflect their culture and identity? How do Native American dwellings influence their art, crafts, design? How do dwellings influence other world cultures in the same way?What housing structures around the world identify with the people that live there? What would you build if you had to build a house without any help from modern technology?
Formative Performance TaskFormative Performance TaskFormative Performance Task
Students will use the research below and create a poster project depicting all the dwellings of the Native American people of North DakotaStudents will work in pairs and complete a multimedia project on elements that the classroom comes up with for content in describing this supporting question.Students will build a miniature dwelling of their own using raw materials.
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Hidatsa Mandan Arikara Earth Lodges

Native American Houses
Hidatsa Mandan Arikara Earth Lodges

Native American Houses
Students will use materials supplied by the teacher or brought from their own homes.
SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: Supported Claim (written/spoken) or Demonstration of Process (project-based)Students will build a miniature replica Teepee, Wigwam and Earth House at their school.
SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: ExtensionInvite a Native American that owns a Teepee and have them set it up at the school and at the same time share their knowledge with the students.
Taking Informed Action / Real World ApplicationStudents will build/design an authentic Teepee and donate to the local Indian Education Program to be used within the schools and community.

Disclaimer: Educators are encouraged to use these lessons as a guide, especially when it comes to capturing standards and required content for their instructional disciplines. Adapt, synthesize, abbreviate, and incorporate are just some of the encouraging words to educators to USE any of the NDNAEU lessons to make them their own.
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