Citizens give authority to the government in exchange for the protection of their rights
A government led by elected representatives rather than a king or queen
All voters appear in one place and make their wishes known on issues
Government is not all-powerful
everyone, including government must follow the law
System of government where the people rule
The people elect office holders to make laws and run the government
Established the principle that everyone including the king was subject to the law
Colonists/settlers were given the same rights as Englishmen
King of England who treated colonists unfairly
First English settlement in the Americas in 1607
Who drafted the Virginia Declaration of Rights
A right that cannot be taken away
This man wrote the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom & Declaration of Independence Independence
Life, ___________, and the Pursuit of Happiness
Articles of Confederation established a ________ national government
Under the Articles of confederation, the central government could not collect _______
Articles of confederation led to the writing of the _____________
The first English settlement was named after
The Magna Carta was written by English ________
Crossword puzzles have been published in newspapers and other publications since 1873. They consist of a grid of squares where the player aims to write words both horizontally and vertically.
Next to the crossword will be a series of questions or clues, which relate to the various rows or lines of boxes in the crossword. The player reads the question or clue, and tries to find a word that answers the question in the same amount of letters as there are boxes in the related crossword row or line.
Some of the words will share letters, so will need to match up with each other. The words can vary in length and complexity, as can the clues.
The fantastic thing about crosswords is, they are completely flexible for whatever age or reading level you need. You can use many words to create a complex crossword for adults, or just a couple of words for younger children.
Crosswords can use any word you like, big or small, so there are literally countless combinations that you can create for templates. It is easy to customise the template to the age or learning level of your students.
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For a quick and easy pre-made template, simply search through WordMint’s existing 500,000+ templates. With so many to choose from, you’re bound to find the right one for you!
Once you’ve picked a theme, choose clues that match your students current difficulty level. For younger children, this may be as simple as a question of “What color is the sky?” with an answer of “blue”.
Crosswords are a great exercise for students' problem solving and cognitive abilities. Not only do they need to solve a clue and think of the correct answer, but they also have to consider all of the other words in the crossword to make sure the words fit together.
If this is your first time using a crossword with your students, you could create a crossword FAQ template for them to give them the basic instructions.
Crosswords are a fantastic resource for students learning a foreign language as they test their reading, comprehension and writing all at the same time. When learning a new language, this type of test using multiple different skills is great to solidify students' learning.
We have full support for crossword templates in languages such as Spanish, French and Japanese with diacritics including over 100,000 images, so you can create an entire crossword in your target language including all of the titles, and clues.