For several years I have been doing a "Behind the Name" project with my 4th graders in March (which is designated as Name Month). We read the book "The Name Jar" by Yangsook Choi which delights the growing Asian population in my school. After we read the book we research our name, create a Wordle of what our name means, write several different types of poems about our name and put it all into a PowerPoint. Today I found this "Behind the Name" project on SlideShare and now I am thinking of incorporating a PhotoStory instead of just a PowerPoint into the project and adding some interesting new dimensions to this fun, painless research project.
Thanks aidenyeh on SlideShare for sharing your project and informing my pedagogy!