Inquiry Design Model (IDM) Blueprint™
Uses of the Buffalo
NDNAEU 1 “Sacred Relatives”, NDNAEU 3 “Sharing & Generosity”
Compelling QuestionWhat did the gift of the bison on the prairie do for the Native American people?
Standards and PracticesND.6_12.4.2 Analyze European exploration and early settlement of North Dakota and its impact on Native American groups.
Staging the QuestionWhat did the Native Americans refer to as the walking department store?
Supporting Question 1 Supporting Question 2 Supporting Question 3 
Where do you go to get your day to day living supplies?How do you pay for your day-to-day living supplies?What are some challenges you would face without your day-to-day living supplies?
Formative Performance TaskFormative Performance TaskFormative Performance Task
Students compile a list of items purchase to survive on the prairie for 1 month.
Discuss how they will pay for these items (jobs, money, etc.).
Discuss the impact the Euro- Americans had on the Native American’s supply of buffalo and the feelings the Natives American Indians would have felt towards as a result.
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SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: Supported Claim (written/spoken) or Demonstration of Process (project-based)Create a poster of a buffalo portraying the food, shelter, and clothing that they provided.Create a Venn diagram of the needs of the White man and the Native Americans.
SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: ExtensionCreate a Venn diagram of the needs of the White man and the Native Americans.
Taking Informed Action / Real World ApplicationField trip to the National Buffalo Museum in Jamestown, ND.
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