Students use the "Behind the Name" website and the student-friendly handout to research the origin, meaning, and history of their first and middle names. This is a TERRIFIC first week of school activity-- students can make name tags that display the information learned through the webquest. Students can then share this information in a quick "introductory" speech.
The handout can also be used to research the meanings behind CHARACTER names in students favorite novels OR as inspiration for names students plan on including in original works of fiction. This is a handout and website I utilize often throughout a school year!!
The three-page handout is fully editable to meet your classroom needs.