Today is August 3. Today is Independence Day in Niger. Today is the birthday of legendary journalist Ernie Pyle. Today is also the birthday of John T. Scopes, whose teaching of evolution in Tennessee violated that state’s Butler Act, which led to the infamous Scopes Monkey Trial. (And even though it is a based on the play of the same name, and therefore a drama, Inherit the Wind gives a decent account of the events of the trial and is in any case a great movie.)
This week’s Text is a complete lesson plan on the Latin word root ver–it means true. This do-now exercise on the noun integrity serves well to open the lesson and hint at the meaning of the word root. Finally, this word root worksheet is the mainstay of the lesson.
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