Let students combine vocabulary fun
and history fun
as they learn about the interesting etymology of 30 words.
This 5-page printable activity
first introduces students to etymologies
and then provides two worksheets with thirty words with interesting etymologies
from a Latin word for “ninth”
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)
A separate answer key
This classroom-tested activity is suitable for upper elementary, middle school, high school, homeschool, and college classes. Created by Susan Thurman.
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