Mysteries of Vernacular

Mysteries of Vernacular is a video series where each installment dives into the origins of a word.  Each word is explained through turning the pages of a book in a very creative stop-motion style.  The creator's goal is to put together  "26 etymological installments, one for each letter of the alphabet."  Engaging videos this good that focus on the origins of words are tough to come by. Be sure to pass along this resource to the language arts teachers at your school. 

clue

assassin 

hearse

pants