· Research the meaning and significance of the student's name
· Research the meaning and significance of the name of a Colonial child
The night before this lesson students will research the meaning of their names. Is the name biblical? Are you a Jr., III, or IV? Is your name a combination of your mom and dad's name? We will have a class discussion on how the Puritans named their children. They were named and baptized just days after their birth. Children's names held much significance. The significance was usually formulated from the bible, prophecy, and morals. Students will also choose a name that was common during colonial times, research its meaning, and tell why they choose it.