Mysteries of Vernacular: Sarcophagus

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Tackling etymology in your language arts or linguistics class? Starting a unit on Egypt or ancient Rome? This video details the grim past of the word sarcophagus, tracking it back to the early Roman empire. Included along with the quick animated clip are additional resources that teachers can use to extend the lesson. Additionally, users can create a free account to flip the lesson and make it their own.

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  • The grotesque nature of the word will interest pupils
  • Resource is flexible and extendable

  • The video is very specialized and focuses solely on the word in question; this does narrow its usefulness