Inquiry Design Model (IDM) Blueprint™
Medicine Wheel and Health
NDNAEU 1 “Sacred Relatives”, NDNAEU 2 “Learning & Storytelling”, NDNAEU 6 “Native Contributions”
Compelling QuestionEvery human is made up of 4 parts: physical, emotional, spiritual and mental. Is one part more important than the other? 
Standards and PracticesND Health Standards:
1.8.2 Describe the interrelationships of mental, emotional, physical, and
social health in adolescence
1.12.3 Analyze how environment and personal health are interrelated.
2.8.2 Describe how culture, personal values, and beliefs support and challenge health behaviors.
2.12.2 Analyze how culture, personal values, and beliefs support and challenge health behaviors.
Staging the QuestionCan we live without any of the 4 parts of a whole person?
Supporting Question 1 Supporting Question 2 Supporting Question 3 
Are the 4 parts of the medicine wheel a true representation on a person as a whole? Are there any other areas that you feel should be included that couldn’t be represented by physical, emotional, spiritual or mental health? In the 7 dimensions of health, what areas are added for complete wellness? What is the most important part of a whole person to you? Physical, emotional, spiritual or mental? Are they interrelated? Does one affect the other? How does culture influence health? Are there specific illnesses that are more prevalent in specific cultures? Why do you think that is?
Formative Performance TaskFormative Performance TaskFormative Performance Task
Draw a traditional native American medicine wheel depicting the 4 parts of a “whole person”. Compare and contrast the medicine wheel of a whole person versus the 7 dimensions of wellness. Have each student journal about what part is most important in their life. Write about why each of the others may play a role in their life. Lastly, write on how they could be connected and one can affect the other. Break into groups of 3 or 4 and answer the question. Are some illnesses/diseases more prevalent in groups of people? Present these
findings to the class. 
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SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: Supported Claim (written/spoken) or Demonstration of Process (project-based)Have the students that were assigned each part get together and come up with one list of reasons why their part is the most important part of being a whole person and present these findings to the class. Have 4 poster boards representing the 4 parts of a whole person and have students bullet reasons why each is important. Hang these in the classroom for others to see. 
SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: ExtensionBring in an outside guest that could meditate with students or do aerobics.
Taking Informed Action / Real World ApplicationOn poster boards draw one large medicine wheel and have each student sign their name beside the portion of the medicine wheel that they feel is most important in their daily living. Hang this outside the room for other students and teachers to see, to read and to form their own opinion.
(Option of letting them sign) 
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