Inquiry Design Model (IDM) Blueprint™
“A Lesson on Diabetes”
NDNAEU 6 “Native Contributions”, NDNAEU 7 “Native Identity”
Compelling QuestionWhy is the diabetes rate so high among Native Americans, and what is the cause for this problem?
Standards and PracticesHealth Standards
6.2.3 Identify the causes and prevention of common diseases and other health problems (e.g., asthma, diabetes, obesity, allergies, cardio- vascular disease)
7-8.2.4 Describe ways in which family history can have an impact on personal health (e.g., hereditary diseases.)
7-8.2.8 Explain the benefits of nutrition and physical activity as they relate to the overall well-being of individuals (e.g. obesity)
Staging the QuestionWill I get diabetes?
Supporting Question 1 Supporting Question 2 Supporting Question 3 
Do you know anyone with diabetes?How has diabetes affected the day-today lives of someone with this condition?Why did Native Americans not get diabetes generations ago? 
Formative Performance TaskFormative Performance TaskFormative Performance Task
Poll students and discuss the results of the poll.
Complete a diabetes risk assessment.
Students will conduct an interview with a diabetic. They can choose to interview someone they know personally or use the link below for this activityStudents research traditional Native American Foods. Compare and contrast traditional foods with what we eat today. Discussion and Q & A.
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SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: Supported Claim (written/spoken) or Demonstration of Process (project-based)Students collaborate to create a bulletin board to be displayed in the main lobby of the school during Diabetes Awareness Month based on what they have learned.
SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: ExtensionStudents will choose a traditional Native American food to prepare and serve at a special family night activity sponsored by the school for themselves and their family.
Taking Informed Action / Real World ApplicationStudents could develop a family diet and exercise plan that could help reduce their family’s risk of developing diabetes.
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