UPDATED 8/2013: Common Core Reading Standard RL.4.4 : Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
Did you know the Ancient Greeks had such an influence on our world that some of their most famous citizens and heroes were adopted verbatim as words into the English language?
Yes, there are some very common and useful English words that were created directly from the names of famous people in ancient Greece. This worksheet on ten Greeks who became English words is meant to be given as a research assignment in class or at home and can easily be done at the library or online.
The definitions for the ten words are given and then students investigate to discover the connection between the Greek name and the word we use in English. This worksheet can also be extended for further biographical or historical studies. There is a creative bonus question for the teacher to use if the class finds the topic interesting.
This item is a PAID digital download from my TpT store. As such, it is for use in one classroom only. This item is also bound by copyright laws and redistributing, editing, selling, or posting this item (or any part thereof) on the Internet are all strictly prohibited without first gaining permission from the author. Violations are subject to the penalties of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Any claims of correlation or alignment to the Common Core State Standards are solely those of Mark Aaron and have not been evaluated or endorsed by the NGA. Mark Aaron is the sole creator of this product and does not claim endorsement or association with the creators of the CCSS.