Inquiry Design Model (IDM) Blueprint™
“Know Your Gift”
NDNAEU 6 “Native Contributions”, NDNAEU 7 “Native Identity”
Compelling QuestionHow do we identify our gifts? Why is it important?
Standards and Practices6.12.2 Develop a plan to attain a personal health goal.
6.12.3 Implement strategies to monitor progress in achieving a personal health goal
Staging the QuestionDiscuss how every student is unique, special and an equal and important member of the class community. Discuss how sometimes a low sense of self-worth or self-esteem can prevent us from helping others, or even our self, when faced with a threatening situation. Understanding our gifts and strengths contribute to a positive sense of self.
Supporting Question 1 Supporting Question 2 
How do we identify our gifts? Why is it important?What are the strengths of others?
Formative Performance TaskFormative Performance Task
Share NDNEAU video We Begin With The Starts with JT Shining Oneside
Invite students into a discussion of identifying their
strengths and gifts. Have students self-reflect and create a visual represent the attributes that are unique to you.
Examples may include:
 Appearance – physical
 Interests – hobbies / sports
 Responsibilities – duties at home
 Strengths – sense of humor, caring, helpful, etc.
Share visuals with class.
Modeling for students, with students brainstorm positive attributes about each other.
Build up a list of positive attributes and discuss:
 What are some similarities or differences with
others in the group
 Whom they admire
 Are these attributes included on their self reflection visual

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SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: Supported Claim (written/spoken) or Demonstration of Process (project-based)Discuss the importance of being true to yourself, of setting achievable goals and having a positive attitude.
SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: ExtensionReflect on the video clip. Do you have a “warrior” that helps and watches over you? If so, what is the warrior like? Does it have a name?
Taking Informed Action / Real World Application What can do you do to refine your strengths and gifts?
 In what ways can you share them with others?
 How can my strengths and gifts be used to contribute to society and make a difference?
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