Just when I thought the kids couldn't possibly stay on track for another activity, the instructors surprised them with the opportunity to build personal totem poles from toilet paper rolls and photographs of totem poles in Alaska. The kids were proud of their projects, and delighted with their totem poles, as were the parents who whipped out cell phones and cameras to snap pictures of the finished products.
Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be doing it well. Here are some potential problems:
What is it with classrooms and Indian headdresses? Can't anyone think of a more original activity?
For more on the subject, see Kids in Headdresses Learn Creek Lore and "Grey Eagle" Teaches Stereotypes.
Below: A typical lesson about Indians from another school.