Inquiry Design Model (IDM) Blueprint™
“Perspectives on Columbus”
NDNAEU 2 “Learning & Storytelling”
Compelling QuestionAre there two or more versions of history? Which one is correct?
Standards and PracticesE.6_12.2 Compare and contrast how varying economic systems impact a nation and its citizens.
E.6_12.6 Analyze how globalization has impacted various aspects of economies around the world.
US.6_12.2 Examine the impact of multiple perspectives on social, political, and cultural development.
WH.6_12.4 Analyze the influence of social, cultural, and economic developments on individuals.
WH.6_12.5 Analyze causes and effects of global events in the past using primary and/or secondary sources.
WH.6_12.6 Explain how past events connect to the present.
ND.6_12.4.6 Use various primary and secondary resources to acquire, analyze, and evaluate information.
Staging the QuestionHow are perspectives formed on important historical events?
Supporting Question 1 Supporting Question 2 
Why are the two short biographies you just read about Columbus so different?Is Columbus a hero or a villain? What makes you say that?
Formative Performance TaskFormative Performance Task
Students will:
• Watch video, Christopher Columbus
• Read, Chapter 1, Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West
• compare and contrast the video biography of Columbus with the written account
Students will:
• Split into two groups, one student from each group will be given the same complex sentence.  Have each group play “Telephone.” Compare the original statement with the ending result of each group.
• Discuss what happened. Could the end statements both be recorded as historic fact of the original statement?
• Watch video, History vs. Christopher Columbus
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SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: Supported Claim (written/spoken) or Demonstration of Process (project-based)Have students write a one-page journal reflection on the consequences of Columbus and his landing in the Americas in 1492.
SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: ExtensionHold a classroom debate with students sharing their perspectives
Taking Informed Action / Real World ApplicationHave students write a new historical report based on their understanding of the multiple perspectives they have learned about. How might history look a different when multiple perspectives are included?
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