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Title: My Name Around the World Project


Summary

Students research, find and send information about own name. Students will answer different questions connecting with own name. Students can create different visualizations of name: posters, handicraft, drawing,etc. Students will make blogs and sharing information about name and photos.

Trainers and master-teachers can use this project as tool for Beginner teachers.


Description

In this iEARN-collaborative project students will explore and work on following issues - Process of Name Giving in the country, region or town - history of this celebration, who and how take part in it, what this process mean for students, for his/her parents and grandparents. 

On web it is possible to see booklets with works of students from different countries.

From September 2008 in project we use Web2.0 tools.

Students research, find and send information about own name. Students will answer the 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? \u2028\u2028

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.

From September 2008 in project we use web 2.0 as possibility of communication of students. On the MyNAME forum students will share links of blogs.

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


More Information


Facilitators

  • Pavle Tvaliashvili, Georgia

Languages

Russian, Georgian, English

Student Age Levels

5-11 (Primary), 12-14 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary)

Dates

Sep 01 2017 - Jul 01 2018

Possible classroom activities

searching for appropriate literature, web-sites, reading and writing texts, taking interview and photo; creating of Blogs;

Example of 6 week project activities. Teachers can feel free to do own schedule and activities, but it will be great to share with others by blog.

Week 1- 2

1- Students share in the forum about their names, answers the 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 non official version of your name?

2- Students write description of names and create a poem by them like:

L-lambent (about style),

Y- yeasty (as cheerful),

U- Ukrainian,

D-delicate,

A-accommodating (as sociable).

Students can draw or make other visualization of own name.

Week 3-4

- Students make electronic version of works:

- *.TXT; *.doc or other text files;

- Scanning of visual materials;

- Taking photos;

Week 5-6

- Teacher collects all works;

- Group of students and teacher make web blog on http://www.blogger.com or in other page;

- Materials are published on the blog.

- Link of http://www.mynameprojectworks.blogspot.com is publish on the own blog.

- Link of blog is sent to project coordinator Pavle Tvaliashvili pavlegeo@gmail.com


Expected outcomes

Essay; PowerPoint presentation; blog; web-page; posters; photo-albums .

 


Group contributions to others and/or the planet:

Dialogue among cultures. My Name Around The World project can be first phase for other iEARN projects like: Wall of the names.

Related SDGs:

4. Quality Education

5. Gender Equality

17. Partnerships for Global Goals


Curriculum area

Interdisciplinary by teachers/students. Workshop tool for trainers for involving beginner iEARN teachers.


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