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My Name Around the World Project

Students will explore and work on the following issues - Process of name giving in their region - the history of this celebration, who takes part, and what this process means for students and for his/her parents and grandparents. 

The project started in 2005 through booklets and exchange on the topic, and from September 2008, we have been using Web2.0 tools.

Students research, find and send information about own name. Students are invited to answer the following questions:

Where are you from (Country, city/town/village, school)?
What is your name?
What does your name mean in your native language and in other language?
Why do you have this name?
Who gives you this name?
Who was the first person in your family, which has/had the same name?
Which famous persons had your name?
What is nonofficial version of your name? 



Students can create different visualizations of name: posters, handicraft, drawing…

Students can write description of name created by them like:
My name is LYUDA, that is
L-lambent (about style),
Y- yeasty (as cheerful),
U- Ukrainian,
D-delicate,
A-accommodating (as sociable).

It is possible to find friends with same or similar name in different countries and to be pen pals.

Students will make blogs and sharing information about name and photos.

For those who are interested, the My Name Around The World project might be considered a first phase for other iEARN projects such as the Wall of the Names Project.