Inquiry Design Model (IDM) Blueprint™
Sedentary & Nomadic”
NDNAEU 5 “Tribal Policies, Treaties and Sovereignty”, NDNAEU 6 “Native Contributions”, NDNAEU 7 “Native Identity”
Compelling QuestionWhat are the cultural differences between sedentary (Mandan/ Hidatsa, etc.) and nomadic (Lakota, Dakota, etc.) people?
Standards and Practices9–12.2.1
Analyze Federal policy and action regarding American Indians (e.g. Dawes Act, changes in federal and state Indian policies, civil rights movement; current issues surrounding gaming, housing,
distribution of wealth, and healthcare, Indian Reorganization Act, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian
Civil Rights Act, Indian Child Welfare Act, American Indian Religious Freedom Act, Indian Gaming
Regulatory Act, Citizenship, American Indian Movement).
Staging the QuestionHow does lifestyle impact standards of living and population size?
Supporting Question 1 Supporting Question 2 Supporting Question 3 
Why are nomadic societies forced to migrate?What are the advantages/ disadvantages of nomadic lifestyles?What are the advantages/ disadvantages of sedentary lifestyles?
Formative Performance TaskFormative Performance TaskFormative Performance Task
Write a paragraph predicting which
lifestyle could support a larger
Discuss which lifestyle would be more
susceptible to drought and seasonal
change. (Class discussion).
Research native populations in
Dakota Territory before the 1860s
and after statehood (1889-1900).
Featured SourcesFeatured SourcesFeatured Sources
ND Studies website:
Robinson, Elwyn B. History of North
Dakota. Fargo: North Dakota Institute
for Regional Studies, 1995.
Schneider, Mary Jane. North Dakota
Indians: An Introduction. Dubuque,
Iowa: Kendall and Hunt, 1986
SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: Supported Claim (written/spoken) or Demonstration of Process (project-based)Create a profile of a sedentary and a nomadic tribe from North Dakota.
SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: ExtensionCreate a demographic map of ND native populations at the beginning of
statehood near the end of the 19th Century. 
Taking Informed Action / Real World ApplicationStandardize this lesson and use with all co-curricular sections in the building and/ or district.
Develop a common summative assessment with co-curricular peers to determine level of mastery
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