Let students combine vocabulary fun
with history fun
and geography fun
! This 11-page printable resource
combines popular products “Word History Mystery”
and “Vocabulary and Geography”
—and saves you 20%
“Word History Mystery
” first introduces students to etymologies
and then provides two worksheets with thirty words with interesting etymologies
from a Latin word for “ninth” Answer:
noon (noon originally meant 3 P.M.; in olden times, marking the time of a day began at 6 A.M., so 3 P.M. was the ninth hour of the day)
An answer key
“Vocabulary and Geography: Etymology Word Map”
introduces students to etymologies
and combines vocabulary with geography
Students choose ten words (from a 100-word list)
and use etymology
in a print or online dictionary to determine the country that gave the word to English
Next, students use a print or online map to find that country
. On their word-and-map worksheet
, students record their word and the country that contributed it to English, and they draw a line from the name of the country to the country’s location on the map.
For example, the word ”beige”
came to English from France
, so students note France as the country that contributed the word to English and then draw an arrow to France on the map.
An answer key
noting the word and country is provided.
These resources are suitable for upper elementary, middle school, high school, homeschool, and developmental college classes.
To learn about new Class Act products, discounts, and freebies, just follow me
. Find my picture at the top right of any page in my store. To the right of the picture is a star with “Follow Me”
beside it. Click on the star, and I’ll send you customized updates about this store.
Here are other Class Act Press products you and your students might enjoy:
• The Open Window: The Study Guide for the H. H. Munro (Saki) Short Story
• Dusk: The Study Guide for the H. H. Munro (Saki) Short Story
• FREEBIE!!! An Idiom by Any Other Name
• On Second Thought: Looking at Phrases That Use "Second"
• Tips of the Slung: A Humorous Look at Spoonerisms
• Amusing Adverbs: Fun with Tom Swifties
• Love Is All Around: Parts of Speech and Writing Fun