Inquiry Design Model (IDM) Blueprint™
Understanding Sovereignty
NDNAEU 5 “Tribal Policies, Treaties and Sovereignty”
Compelling QuestionHow are Tribal Nations sovereign nations? 
Standards and PracticesRI.9  Analyze how authors draw on other texts in a specific work (e.g., through allusion, direct reference), including how they address related themes and/or concepts.
W.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Staging the QuestionWhat does it mean when a nation is said to be sovereign?  
Supporting Question 1 Supporting Question 2 Supporting Question 3 
How is a treaty made?What does “supreme law of the land” means, in accordance to the U. S. Constitution?What is the significance of the 1905 Supreme Court ruling mentioned in Miller’s article?
Formative Performance TaskFormative Performance TaskFormative Performance Task
Find a Merriam-Webster definition of “treaty” to formulate an explanation of why or how a treaty is made.   Find a Merriam-Webster definition to formulate an explanation of the word “supreme”.   Explain in your own words, what the U. S. Supreme Court said in regard to reservations.
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SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: Supported Claim (written/spoken) or Demonstration of Process (project-based)Read “American Indians and the United States Constitution” by Robert Miller and write an essay explaining what it means to be a sovereign nation and how Tribal Nations are therefore sovereign nations.
SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: ExtensionCritique the author by examining Robert Millers credentials to determine his level of trustworthiness.
Taking Informed Action / Real World ApplicationWatch the clip of former President Ronald Reagan.  President Reagan claimed Indians were given reservations.  Create a plan as to how future presidents could be apprised on an accurate description of reservations as professed by the U. S. Supreme Court in 1905.
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