Mysteries of Vernacular: Dynamite

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Start class off with a bang! Check out this video, part of a series on word development, which tracks the meaning of the word dynamite back to the inventor of dynamite, Alfred Nobel. After perfecting his invention, Nobel created the word to reflect the properties of his invention. Along with the video are questions, additional resources, and a discussion forum to explore.

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Pros

  • Provides the history behind a word that most people use without thinking about it
  • The site allows user to flip the lesson with a free account
Cons

  • While quick and to the point, this video might have limited usefulness for many teachers