Students will use the internet (I specify an iPad, but you can change this) to research their first, middle, and last name. It includes their name's meaning, the country of origin, and even any saints that may have their name.
After their research, students will go home and interview their parents about why they were given their name.
Research only needs one class period, or around one hour. I traditionally give the interview page to students on a Friday so that they have a few days over the weekend to work on their interview.
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