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    On The Day I Was Born On The Day I Was Born
     

      The Day You Were Born  

                                                       

     The following project is designed to help you explore the many exciting things that have happened on your birthday. Below you will be taken to many different web sites that will allow you to find out some interesting facts about The Day You Were Born.

         As you visit these sites you are going to need a way to check to make sure you have all the information. Make sure you have the data collecting sheet.

        All the information you gather will be used in designing a Special Project about yourself.  This is your unique story!

         I hope you have an enjoyable time learning more about you, and the many important events that have occurred on your special day. Good luck and happy searching.

    1.) What Does Your Name Mean?

    The day you were born was a very special event in your parents lives. Your parents picked out a very special name for you. Why did your parents pick your name? Was it to name you after someone or something? The answer to those two questions can only be answered by your parents. When you go home tonight ask them why they chose the name they did for you.

     Investigate what that special name really means? Click on the link below and it will take you to a website where you can search about your name. (The website should be able to find almost every common name, but remember some names are not common or have different spellings.)

                                           

                      Click here to SEARCH  

                           Behind the name?

                               What's in a name?

                          What does my name mean?

                          Baby Name Finder

    2.) How Many Days Old Are You ?

    You will find out old you are ......in days, hours, and minutes. The website below will allow you to enter your date of birth.

    You will also find out which day of the week you were born on.

    The easiest way is to use ONLY the FIRST 3 BOXES on the web site. Please notice that you need to type in the DAY then the MONTH then the YEAR. (The year needs to be in four digits - ex. 1999).

    When you find the correct information WRITE how many days old you are and the day of the week you were born, on your data collecting sheet.
     

     

    Click here to SEARCH

     

    How many days old am I?

    How many days old am I? - Count Down

    What day was I born on?

     

     

    3.) List 5 famous people ( politicians, entertainers, sports figures, literary,etc.)

    Who are the famous people who share your birthday ? Choose 3 of those people & list five (5)   "note worthy"  facts about him or her.

                                                

    Click here to SEARCH

    Famous Birthdays

    Who was born on my B-Day 

    4.) What Happened On Your Birthday ?

    You will find out what important events in history happened on your birthday. There have been many important events in history that have occurred on the day you were born. Find interesting events that happened on on the same date as your birthday (it may not be the same year.)

    When you click on the link below, you will be taken to The History Channel Web Site. When you get to the site, look on the left side on the page. You will find a place to enter your birthday. Enter your birthday and you will be taken to important events that happened on your birthdate.

    When you find the correct information, WRITE the important and interesting events, on your data collecting sheet.
     

     

    Click here to SEARCH

     

    What happened in History on your birthday?

    A Ride Into Your Past

    Uncle Woody's Almanac

    dMarie Time Capsule

    New York Times

     

     

    5.) The Man in the Moon and You  

      You will research and compare the moon view on the day you were born.Select the year, day, and month you were born from the drop down menus. Click on the Get Moon button. You will also learn the name of the moon phase you were born under. When you find the correct information, RECORD the phase of the moon and make a simple drawing, on your data collecting sheet.  

                                               

    Click here to SEARCH

     

    Moon View

    Moon Phases

     

     

    5.What kinds of toys were kids playing with the year you were born ?  

    WRITE the names of the toys, on your data collecting sheet.

                                              

    Click here to SEARCH

     

    Toys

    More Toys

     

    6.) What Else is Happening in the News the day you were born?                                                          

    As great as you are,  there were other things going on in the world when you were born.

    Let's learn more about the World on the Day you were born.

    You are going to a website that allows you to look up some interesting facts about what was going on in the world the day you were born. In this website you will find many more interesting facts, some you won't believe.

    Find the following information:

    1. What was the cost of a postage stamp?
    2. What was the cost of a loaf of bread?
    3. How much was the average cost of a house?
    4. How much was the average cost of a car?
    5. How much was a gallon of gas?
    6. What was the average income in the United States?
    7. Who was the President of the United States?
    8. Who was the Vice-President of the United States?
    9. What was the Academy Award Winner for the Best Picture?
    10. What were some of the top songs during that year?
    11. What were some of the Sports Headlines for that year?
    12. Who else was born on your birthday?

    At the top of the website page, enter your birthday. Notice for this web site you need to use the following format to enter your birthday - MM/DD/YY - which means if your birthday is February 28, 1989, you need to enter it as 02/28/89.

    When you find the correct information, WRITE the facts, on your data collecting sheet.
     

     

    Click here to SEARCH

     

    What Else is News? 
    (be patient it may take awhile to load
    the web page)

    Historical Events

    Day of Birth

    dMarie Time Capsule

    Any Day in History

    Famous Birthdays

    Are you having fun finding enjoyable and interesting facts
    about the day and year you were born?