This graphic organizer asks students to research and learn the meaning and origins of their full name. This goes beyond looking up the meaning, but also finding out the story behind their name. This name activity can include second names, nicknames, adoptive names, cultural names, or any other name that a student associates with his or her identity. The final question asks students to explain how much they associate their own identity with their name.
This resource is excellent for introducing works that discuss identity or the meaning of a name, or even as an icebreaker activity! I've included a list of suggested uses, as well as a note explaining how this resource involves and values all students, even those from adoptive, blended, or estranged families.