Inquiry Design Model (IDM) Blueprint™
The Real Thanksgiving
NDNAEU 2 “Learning & Storytelling”, NDNAEU 3 “Sharing & Generosity”, NDNAEU 6 “Native Contributions”, NDNAEU 7 “Native Identity”
Compelling QuestionWhy is it important to get the real story of Thanksgiving?
Standards and PracticesH.3_5.1 Compare and contrast multiple perspectives
during the same time, event, or historical period.
H.3_5.2 Describe how people’s perspectives shape
H.3_5.4 Analyze national holidays or days of observance
in the United States and explain how they impact culture.
H.3_5.7 Explain cause and effect relationships among
historical events in the United States using primary and
secondary sources.
ND.6_12.4.6 Use various primary and secondary
resources to acquire, analyze, and evaluate
Staging the QuestionWhat is the real Thanksgiving story?
Supporting Question 1 Supporting Question 2 Supporting Question 3 
What were you taught about Thanksgiving?What is the real story of Thanksgiving?What do you want to tell the world about the real Thanksgiving?
Formative Performance TaskFormative Performance TaskFormative Performance Task
Pairs and groups will create a collage project depicting what they were taught about Thanksgiving from their families and schools.Pairs or groups work together to create a media project (Video, slide show, research board) about the information they researched in regards to Thanksgiving.Individuals will create a media project about informing the world about the real Thanksgiving.
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Students knowledge and research from home.

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SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: Supported Claim (written/spoken) or Demonstration of Process (project-based)Send a letter to school board asking for an action to teaching the real story of Thanksgiving.
SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: ExtensionBring in a guest speaker to speak about the stereotypes and misconceptions of Native People including the thoughts of Thanksgiving.
Taking Informed Action / Real World ApplicationCreate a unified curriculum recommendation for all grades as a lesson on the real Thanksgiving.

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