Inquiry Design Model (IDM) Blueprintâ„¢
What do we call Native Americans?
NDNAEU 5 “Tribal Policies, Treaties and Sovereignty”, NDNAEU 6 “Native Contributions”, NDNAEU 7 “Native Identity”
Compelling QuestionWhy is it respectful to know the proper names of cultures and people?
Standards and PracticesND.6_12.4.1 Identify the Native American groups in North Dakota before European contact and describe their culture.

ND.6_12.4.6 Use various primary and secondary resources to acquire, analyze, and evaluate information.

ND.6_12.4.4 Analyze the effect of government policy, both historical and modern, toward Native American groups in North Dakota.

SOC.6_12.1-2.D2.2 Explain the relationship between culture and society.
Staging the QuestionWhat should we call the original people of the United States?
Supporting Question 1 Supporting Question 2 Supporting Question 3 
What do the original people of the United States like to be called?What are the 5 Tribal Nations of North Dakota.Where is everyone originally from in the classroom?
Formative Performance TaskFormative Performance TaskFormative Performance Task

Students will work in groups of two to research what the original people of America are called and create a media report, of their choosing, on their findings.
Create a detailed description of each of the tribes of North Dakota.

Students will generate a list of things that will need to be researched and included in their report.
Students will create a brochure describing their nationality and where they originally came from using the same descriptor list the class came up with in the previous task.
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Should you say Native American or American Indian?

Native American Name Controversy
Tribal Nations of North Dakota
Students will use any and all resources available to them including family interviews, etc.
SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: Supported Claim (written/spoken) or Demonstration of Process (project-based)Students will create detailed brochures for all the tribal nations of America using the descriptors created by the class.
SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: ExtensionInvite a guest speaker from one of the tribes of North Dakota to share their own opinion of what the original people of North Dakota should be called.
Taking Informed Action / Real World ApplicationStudents will write a letter to various textbook companies to advocate for the politically correct name to describe the original people of America.

Students will also write local, state and federal agencies with some of their findings regarding the traditional use of the names of the original people of America.

Disclaimer: Educators are encouraged to use these lessons as a guide, especially when it comes to capturing standards and required content for their instructional disciplines. Adapt, synthesize, abbreviate, and incorporate are just some of the encouraging words to educators to USE any of the NDNAEU lessons to make them their own.
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