fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign
unjust or cruel exercise of authority or power
an economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state
a political and economic theory of social organization which advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole
a political theory derived from Karl Marx, advocating class war and leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs
a manner or the content of thinking characteristic of an individual, group, or culture
a typical example or pattern of something; a model
a comprehensive conception or apprehension of the world especially from a specific standpoint
a branch of astronomy that deals with the origin, structure, and space-time relationships of the universe a theory dealing with these matters
the theory of knowledge, especially with regard to its methods, validity, and scope
leadership or dominance, especially by one country or social group over others
a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race
preconceived judgment or opinion formed without just grounds or before sufficient knowledge
intolerance toward those who hold different opinions from oneself
the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex
extreme patriotism, especially in the form of aggressive or warlike foreign policy.
reflecting a tendency to interpret the world in terms of European values and experiences
emphasizing or promoting emphasis on African culture and the contributions of Africans to the development of Western civilization
the movement, migration, or scattering of a people away from an established or ancestral homeland
the forced voyage of enslaved Africans across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas
a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing
a particular ethnic affiliation or group
the status of belonging to a particular nation
the study of the nature of value and valuation, and of the kinds of things that are valuable.
the state of having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, or attitudes, especially as relating to behavioral decisions and attitude change
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.