More on Cognates and Language Families


This lesson introduces students to cognates across different languages, and what these cognates tell us about language families (and about Indo European in particular). Designed to follow up on other Language Change lessons on this web site (Origins of Names, Cognates of John).


Lesson Plan

See attached plan.


Class Time Needed

30 minutes



Grade Level

Grades 6-8
Grades 9-12