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Ice-breaker, Name Game/Get to know each other

Map of names

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Learning names and getting to know each other

Description of the tool

Make a picture of every participant and ask everyone to write their name on the bottom of the Polaroid picture. Ask participants to place their picture on the map (close to the country/town they come from) and present a reason their parents choose their name or background/meaning of their name.


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Tool overview

This tool is for


and addresses

Group Dynamics, Intercultural Learning

Materials needed:

Polaroid camera + enough film
Map of Europe or world


1-2 minutes per participant

Behind the tool

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The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Kristi Jüristo (on 29 November 2005)

and last modified

17 December 2008

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