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🌱 Foundation Lesson 1: The origins of English
A history of how today’s English came about, introducing the concept of ‘word roots’ using an exercise matching English words to their Latin ancestors.
🌱 Foundation Lesson 2: Ancient Roots in the English language
Similar to the previous lesson, this one looks at how Ancient Greek gives us many words in English. The exercise gets students to match English words with their Ancient Greek origins.
🌱 Classical Culture in Modern Times
Some places you may see a classical influence today, with a language-based exercise looking at modern Latin mottoes.
🌱 Inventing a Product
Using knowledge of Latin roots, the students invent and name their own modern products.
🌱 Mythical Monster Making
Creating a novel monster from Ancient Greek compounds.
🌱 Latin Numbers
An exploration of English words that have their roots in Latin number words.
🌱 Ancient Greek Numbers
An exploration of English words that have their roots in Ancient Greek number words.
🌱 Dinosaur Compounds
Investigating the Ancient Greek compounds used to make up dinosaur names, along with an exercise where the students ‘discover’ a new dinosaur.
🌱 Scientific Classification
The Latin binomial classification system (e.g. homo sapiens) broken down for a younger audience.
🌱 Preposition Roots
How many Latin prepositions (e.g. circum, ex, in, per) pop up frequently in English.
🌱 Antonym Prefixes
Investigating the prefixes (from Latin and elsewhere) used in English to create opposites.