Design a totem pole – an induction activity

Design a totem pole is a great induction activity which encourages students to share their strengths and characteristics with their new classmates. Inspired by the University of the First Age, the task is summarised on the slide below which can be copied and given to students as ,small cards. 

Additional preparation for this task could be to show students images of totem poles to ensure they know what they look like. Also, the meanings for various images and animals used in totem poles could be given to students, they are readily available online, such as – https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=13&ved=0ahUKEwjC3-Wog4LWAhWpKMAKHVbfBEwQFghDMAw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.legendsofamerica.com%2Fna-totems.html&usg=AFQjCNH4MAND0hAM-oALupFaMYI4B1CKaA, or on Pinterest, which can be easily copied.

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