Inquiry Design Model (IDM) Blueprint™
NDNAEU 2 “Learning & Storytelling”
Compelling QuestionWhat are SkySpirits?
Standards and PracticesScience:
4-PS3-3 Ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes in energy that occur when objects collide.
PS3.A Energy can be moved from place to place by moving objects or through sound, light, or electric currents.
Social Studies:
G.3_5.1 Construct maps, graphs, and other representations of both familiar and unfamiliar places.
G.3_5.2 Use geographic tools and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective.
G.3_5.3 Use maps, satellite images, photographs, and other representations to explain relationships between locations of places, regions and their environmental characteristics.
Staging the QuestionHow do some Indigenous peoples explain the northern lights?
Supporting Question 1 Supporting Question 2 Supporting Question 3 
What other common names do SkySpirits go by?In which parts of the world might you be able to observe auroras?What causes auroras?
Formative Performance TaskFormative Performance TaskFormative Performance Task
Read the book together, SkySisters by Jan Bourdeau Waboose. What is a scientific name for SkySpirits?Watch the YouTube video then name five places in the world (or universe) where you might see auroras.Using information from the video listed below or information you have found from other sources, in your own words, explain in one paragraph what causes aurora activity. 
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SkySisters by Jan Bourdeau Waboose:

Time Lapse of Northern Lights
SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: Supported Claim (written/spoken) or Demonstration of Process (project-based)Create a PowerPoint or other digital presentation (Prezi, Keynote, etc.) explaining what auroras are and why you think Indigenous peoples call them “the dance of the SkySpirits.”
SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: ExtensionInvite a neighboring class to your room to share your presentations.
Taking Informed Action / Real World ApplicationAsk a parent or caregiver to take you to a place at night away from city lights to watch for SkySpirits. 
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