Everything you need to understand or teach The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson.
The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson is a compilation of thoughts on the origins of the English language. Bryson shows how the language changed with each switch of power in the United Kingdom. As the English language spreads across the world, each country speaking it still manages to have its own version. Bryson also takes a humorous look at other topics such as the art of swearing.
The Mother Tongue Lesson Plans contain 115 pages of teaching material, including: