Engage students in a conversation about names, and what they can reveal about our values, culture, and community.
This activity supports the development of the following social-emotional skills: self-awareness, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.
Guide students through an exploration of their name by asking questions such as:
It may be helpful for students to also discuss these questions with their family members and caregivers. After, prompt students to use these guiding questions to share the story of their name. For example, students might create artwork, write a poem or story, or collect words and images in a collage.
Share your students’ stories with your Empatico partner class (e.g., through a live virtual exchange or a tool like Flipgrid, Wakelet, Gimkit Ink, or Padlet). Invite students to share more about their names and ask each other questions.
Guide students through a post-activity reflection by asking the following questions: