Like Precalculus and Newton's laws, Shakespeare's plays are among the most groaned-about high school topics, begetting the complaint: "When will I ever need to know about this in real life?" Turns out, pretty often.
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The History of the English Language in a short, funny movie. Great on the first day of school when I ask them, "Why do you think four years of English class is necessary? What is the purpose of teaching English?"
14 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Margaret Atwood - An interview with one to Canada's best known authors - Found via Buzzfeed
Who Invented More New Words? A comparison by Flavorwire (and linguist Vivian Cook). Words in bold are just ones the Flavorwire staff found amusing.
Shakespeare; one my favorite units to teach :)