History.com America’s Secret Slang Etymology Lesson
Ever wonder how some of the words and phrases have crept into our English language?
In this sample, you will receive 1 matching quiz to use with the History.com documentary series: America’s Secret Slang season 1 episode 1.
available for FREE
Teachers can use this resource without viewing the documentary but it is designed to correspond with the series. This sample is for 1 quiz with answers. This quiz corresponds to episode 1 of season 1.
There is a full resource in my store that includes all 6 episodes of season 1. There is one quiz per episode. Each episode in season 1 is 22 minutes in length.
The series is available for free online at History.com. All links to the series and each episode are provided in the resource.
The quiz in this resource address the following topics covered in episode 1 of season 1:
S 1 E 1. Guns, Booze, and Politics. TV-PG V
Politics is full of odd phrases like "pork barrel projects," "slush funds," and "lame ducks" -- all of which had practical origins and morphed to mean what they do today. The same can be said about the language and culture of guns and booze during the Prohibition era, which gave us phrases like "falling off the wagon," "teetotaler," and "skid row." But what exactly do them mean? Find out those answers in this episode and discover what it really means to be a "bootlegger.” History.com America's Secret Slang Season 1 Episode 1
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