Inquiry Design Model (IDM) Blueprint™
Learning From Each Other
NDNAEU 3 “Sharing & Generosity”, NDNAEU 6 “Native Contributions”, NDNAEU 7 “Native Identity”
Compelling QuestionWhat are the benefits of learning about others different from you?
Standards and PracticesND.6_12.3.2 Identify the current economic activities
in the state of North Dakota and evaluate their
positive and negative impact.
G.6_12.3.4 Identify factors that contribute to conflict
and cooperation between cultural groups from
multiple perspectives.
Staging the QuestionWhat can be done to learn about people other than you?
Supporting Question 1 Supporting Question 2 
How does sharing and showing generosity to others increase learning?How did the economic benefits of trade also allow people to learn about each other?
Formative Performance TaskFormative Performance Task
Organize students into a circle and have a discussion on
the benefits of sharing and being generous. Show videos
and use Learn About questions to guide discussion.
Begin a discussion on the benefits of trade or business
with other cultures. What are the pros and cons of trade?
Read the following articles and assign the activity that is
found on the site.
Featured SourcesFeatured Sources
Demus McDonald “Taking Care of Orphans”
Kathryn Froelich “Give Until It Hurts”
Debbe Poitra “Someone Cares for You”
SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: Supported Claim (written/spoken) or Demonstration of Process (project-based)Have students work in teams of 4 or 5 to develop a project that enables them
to share and give back to their school or community.
SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: ExtensionHave students write a report detailing the benefits of sharing your talents and
interacting with others to learn about them. Have them include how they
were able to benefit as well. Share reports with the class.
Taking Informed Action / Real World ApplicationWork with school administrators to carry out the projects that students developed in the above
summative performance task.
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