Inquiry Design Model (IDM) Blueprint™
Work Hard and Do Your Best
NDNAEU 1 “Sacred Relatives”, NDNAEU 2 “Learning & Storytelling”, NDNAEU 7 “Native Identity”
Compelling QuestionWhy is important to work hard and always do your best? 
Standards and PracticesND ELA – Kindergarten standards:
RL.1 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key/supporting details in a text
before, during, and after reading.
RL.2 With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key/supporting details.
RL.5 Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems, fairy tales, and nursery rhymes
with a focus on beginning middle, and end).
RL.6 With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of
each in telling the story.
RL.9, With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of
characters in familiar stories.
RL.10, Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
Staging the QuestionHow did Native American’s learn traditional knowledge?
Why did Native American people develop relationships with animals? 
Supporting Question 1 Supporting Question 2 Supporting Question 3 
Why is it important to understand elements of a story? What skills need to be learned?What are the Lakota words for turtle, beaver, and rabbit? Why is it important to know the following terms: hibernation, lodge, challenge, embarrassed, determined, and shallow? 
Formative Performance TaskFormative Performance TaskFormative Performance Task
Listen to the story of Turtle’s Race with Beaver and Tortoise and the Hare. Using a talking stick compare and contrast the characteristics of
each animal. And identify the moral of the story.
Using index cards and loose leaf rings, each student will write the Lakota word for each animal and draw and image of the word on the back of each card. Each student will build a beaver lodge using pretzels and frosting when learning about the vocabulary words. Discuss other vocabulary related to habitat of the animals. 
Featured SourcesFeatured SourcesFeatured Sources
Story of Turtle’s race read by a child.

Venn Diagram
New Lakota Dictionary:
Life cycle of the turtle using online
SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: Supported Claim (written/spoken) or Demonstration of Process (project-based)Retell the stories of characters and morals by using paper bag puppets, acting out the story through skit presentations. 
SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: ExtensionOrganize a field trip to Fort Lincoln to visit the earth lodges and compare to beaver lodges. 
Taking Informed Action / Real World ApplicationPuppet show or skit will be presented to parents during Parent Night held in conjunction with Teacher conferences. 
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