Inquiry Design Model (IDM) Blueprintâ„¢
Using Media Arts to Tell a Cultural Story Through Laughter
NDNAEU 2 “Learning & Storytelling”, NDNAEU 4 “Sense of Humor”, NDNAEU 7 “Native Identity”
Compelling QuestionHow do we create laughter in the classroom using media arts?
Standards and PracticesMA:Cn11.2
a. Discuss how media artworks and ideas relate to everyday and cultural life.
b. Interact appropriately with media arts tools and environments, considering
safety, rules, and fairness.
Staging the QuestionHow role does Anishinnabe stories oral or written that can teach media arts and role-playing? 
Supporting Question 1 
What Anishinaabe books or resources can be used to develop a media arts play the 2nd graders can act out in class?
Formative Performance Task
Introduce concept of oral and written stories for 2nd grade understanding. The teacher will read the book Nanabosho Steals Fire. Have students act out the story after reading in groups of three to five. Discuss the importance Anishinaabe orally telling the story to children. Discuss oral vs. written stories for understanding.
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Read the book, Nanabosho Steals fire by Joe McLellan
SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: Supported Claim (written/spoken) or Demonstration of Process (project-based)Have students act out the story at home for their parents as homework and get a hand written note from parents of what they thought of the story and their child acting out the play.
SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: ExtensionMake a short picture book including a coloring of the play.
Taking Informed Action / Real World ApplicationDisplay the books in the hallway. 
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