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This week long unit provides the linguistic history explaining the context in which English derived from the classical languages of Greek and Latin, while journeying cognate with Anglo-Saxon, and colliding with others like French. The unit includes a PDF power point informing of the rich linguistic history of languages, as well as classroom applications in the form of reference and practice worksheets, and summative activities where students create new words and concepts, using the knowledge and skills of the Greek and Latin lexicon. There are accompanying lists of Greek and Latin prefixes, roots and suffixes worksheets to use as a reference for the formative and summative activities. These activities include four distinct practice worksheets and keys for Greek and Latin word roots which stimulate connections between the root derivatives. Additionally, it also includes a summative Greek and Latin vocabulary activity that challenges students to apply multiple intelligences to create original words activating long-term memory. Knowledge of Greek and Latin advances vocabulary and student achievement on test scores, while also inspiring creative and critical thinking about human experiences and their synthesis and final expression into language.