There’s a type of gifted kid who is simply filled to the brim with “did you know” trivia. If you know a student like this, then have I got a book recommendation for you!
The Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things explains how objects, customs, and sayings got their start. Used correctly, you might finally be able to out-trivia some of your students.
I buy most books on the Kindle now, but this is a book that must be held in one’s hands. It’s a massive reference book, divided into sixteen chapters, including: customs, games, and medicine. Here’s part of the table of contents:
Here’s an idea of what’s inside. Dense!
It’s not a “children’s book,” so you might want to flip through it a bit before letting a youngster dig in.
Available on Amazon.