|Inquiry Design Model (IDM) Blueprint™|
|“Learning With Humor”|
|NDNAEU 2 “Learning & Storytelling”, NDNAEU 4 “Sense of Humor”, NDNAEU 7 “Native Identity”|
|Compelling Question||What place does humor have in education and learning?|
|Standards and Practices||G.6_12.3.1 Describe the differences and similarities|
among cultures around the world.
G.6_12.4.1 Explain and use a variety of geographic
tools to study the world on global, regional, and
local scales and draw conclusions.
ND.6_12.4.6 Use various primary and secondary
resources to acquire, analyze, and evaluate
|Staging the Question||Does laughing make a difference in the classroom?|
|Supporting Question 1||Supporting Question 2||Supporting Question 3|
|What changes take place in the brain as we laugh?||What does research show about the use of humor and laughter in education?||How do Native Americans use humor in the education of their young people?|
|Formative Performance Task||Formative Performance Task||Formative Performance Task|
|Have the students read the following|
articles and then have a discussion
about how humor affects the brain
and the educational benefits.
|Have students read the following|
articles to generate discussion about
the use of humor in the classroom.
|Have students view the following|
videos and use the “Learn About”
questions and “Learn From” questions
to generate discussion about Native
American use of humor when teaching
important cultural values.
|Featured Sources||Featured Sources||Featured Sources|
|SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: Supported Claim (written/spoken) or Demonstration of Process (project-based)||Have students research the humor of other ethnic groups (Norwegians,|
Germans, etc). Then have students contrast and compare the use of humor
between those cultures and that of Native Americas. Look for similarities and
|SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: Extension||Have the students run an experiment involving presenting information on a new topic with and without humor. Have them take notes on students reactions.|
|Taking Informed Action / Real World Application||Have students take a topic they are studying in class and have them create a skit about that topic and incorporate humor into the skit. Make the details of the skit fit the age group of the students involved.|