Name Story Assignment
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  • 1. In preparation for your Name StoryIn the anthology Leaving Home, the characters develop a sense of self and community through interactions with others.One of the most useful and powerful things we can do is examine and celebrate our names.Write about one story you associate with your name. The format for the story is up to you; name stories have been written in a variety of ways, and you can be as creative as you would like.How will you tell the story of your name?
  • 2. Requirements (Note: this would be the type of assignment you would find in GSR 102) • Presentation must be at least 3-5 minutes long (including the sharing and explanation) • Visual Aid (some type of picture or visual representation) • You must turn in an actual “name story” • For this assignment, you need to find a piece of artwork and make notes for your name story (you might need to talk to your parents or whomever named you!)
  • 3. Name Story SampleThings that I want to mention about my name: – The name is Polish • Grandparents came from Poland from a small, southwestern village, bordering Germany,called Spruceslava (Pope John Paul II) • grandparents died before my birth • They were Catholic – Paj = Land of Spiders – Ka= Child of PAJKA= Child of the Land of Spiders???