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This was a lovely surprise for me. Grade 4 was studying Ancient Greece and the process of building their amazing temples and so got to the word <quarry> which struck me as potentially interesting. This entry from Etymonline sent me on an interesting path...

quarry (n.2) Look up quarry at
"open place where rocks are excavated," c. 1400 (mid-13c. as a place name), from Medieval Latin quareia, dissimilated from quarreria (mid-13c.), literally "place where stones are squared," from Latin quadrare "to square" (see quadrant).

Click HERE fo the pdf I generated to share my learning and some questions...

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