Inquiry Design Model (IDM) Blueprint™
“Native American Loss of Independence”
NDNAEU 5 “Tribal Policies, Treaties and Sovereignty”
Compelling QuestionHow did the construction of Fort Mandan mark the beginning of the end of Native American independence on the northern plains?
Standards and PracticesSocial Studies
ND.6_12.4 Analyze the historical and current events and their
impact on the development of North Dakota. ND.6_12.4.2 Analyze European exploration and
early settlement of North Dakota and its impact on
Native American groups
12.1.2 Explain the human settlement patterns
in North Dakota
Staging the QuestionWhat did President Jefferson hope Lewis and Clark would accomplish by visiting the Knife River
Indian Villages & others?
Supporting Question 1 Supporting Question 2 Supporting Question 3 
How did the Fur Trade promote Euro American expansion and exploitation of the Native Americans?Identify the purpose of the Lewis & Clark Expedition.What did Lewis & Clark learn about N.D.?
Formative Performance TaskFormative Performance TaskFormative Performance Task
Do a Q & A discussion:
1. How and why did trade develop
among the native people?
2. How would you evaluate the
balance between the good and
the bad that the fur trade brought
to native people? 
Do a Q &A discussion:
1. What was President Thomas
Jefferson’s role concerning the
Corps of Discovery?
2. What do you think would have
been the fate of the western
United States and North Dakota
had Jefferson not purchased
Complete the Web quest
Quest for Empire on the Northern
Plains: Jeffersonian Expansionism &
the Corps of Discovery
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North Dakota Studies/fur-trade
North Dakota Studies Purchase and exploration of Louisiana purchase. Interview with Meriwether Lewis and William Lewis. Lewis and Clark North Dakota Part 3
SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: Supported Claim (written/spoken) or Demonstration of Process (project-based)Critical Thinking Question: Answer the following using the knowledge you
have gained from your reading.
Image that you had been a resident of one of the villages first visited by Lewis
and Clark in October 1804. Would you have been receptive of Lewis and
Clark? Defend your answer.
SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: ExtensionTake a field trip to various sites like Fort Union Trading Post, Knife River Indian
Villages, and the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center to develop an
understanding of the development of trade in the upper Northern Plains.
Taking Informed Action / Real World ApplicationHave students debate their positions whether Lewis and Clark brought a decline of Native American
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