Inquiry Design Model (IDM) Blueprint™
“Library and Technology”
NDNAEU 7 “Native Identity”
Compelling QuestionWhat are distinct differences between the many Native American tribes within the country?
Standards and Practices9-12.IAI.6 Evaluate information found within selected resources on the basis of accuracy, currency, reasonableness, appropriateness, credibility, detail, support, and bias within different social and cultural contexts.

6-8.IAI.10 Collaborate with others to exchange ideas and develop new understandings.
Staging the QuestionHow many Native American tribes can you think of? What are some characteristics that you associate with these tribes?
Supporting Question 1 Supporting Question 2 Supporting Question 3 
Where, or in what way, did you develop your current understanding of Native American tribes?Do you believe there are many differences between all the tribes?Are there any characteristics of Native Americans that are consistent across all tribes?
Formative Performance TaskFormative Performance TaskFormative Performance Task
Locate 3 online sources that provide information about one specific tribe. Evaluate the sources using the RADCAB checklist, and choose the most quality source. Summarize the information in one paragraph.
Research information about 3
different Native American tribes, and determine each tribe’s defining characteristics. Write a
comparison/contrast essay utilizing this information.
Watch Carol Davis’s interview
entitled “There Is No Wrong Way to Pray.” Discuss with a partner about how some practices are common among all human beings.
Featured SourcesFeatured SourcesFeatured Sources interview with Turtle Mountain elder Carol Davis
SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: Supported Claim (written/spoken) or Demonstration of Process (project-based)Develop a Prezi presentation using the information you accumulated, highlighting the important aspects of several tribes.
SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: ExtensionWriting from the perspective of a Native American high school student from a specific tribe, describe how it often makes you that feel people treat you as a “generic American Indian.”
Taking Informed Action / Real World ApplicationVideo conference with a class of students from a school on a North Dakota reservation. Have a discussion regarding Native American stereotypes and how it affects them.
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