Mysteries of Vernacular: Keister

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A brief history of kiester, the video leads viewers through the development of the word, starting with kista, Proto-Indo-European for a woven container. The animated video follows kista through its developments and shifts in meaning. Fun for a quick warm-up or time filler, or useful as part of a larger unit on the development of language, the resource comes with additional materials that can be used to further explore the topic.

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Pros

  • Flip the lesson to add your own assessment and discussion questions
  • Clearly shows the process of how words change and develop meaning over time
Cons

  • The audience for this topic is rather narrow
  • Video is very brief and ends somewhat abruptly