Mysteries of Vernacular: Tuxedo

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Would you have guessed that the word tuxedo comes from a Native American word? Viewers can learn about how words become anglicized and watch the development of tuxedo. An engaging tidbit to show to your class before a unit on the colonization of North America or word development, the resource comes with supplementary materials that you can use or adapt.

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Pros

  • Quick and interesting, the video will capture the attention of your class
  • Flip the lesson to put your own spin on it
Cons

  • While intriguing, the video has limited useability