small country controlled by a more powerful neighbor
imaginary barrier separating Soviet-controlled countries and the free world
President Truman's policy to aid nations struggling against communism
American policy to keep communism contained within its existing borders
U.S. aid program to help Western Europe rebuild after World War II
North Atlantic Treaty Organization; military alliance to counter Soviet expansion
operation in which the U.S. and Britain broke the Soviet blockade of West Berlin
rival military alliance formed by the Soviet Union and its satellite states
communist leader in China
dividing line between North Korea and South Korea
World War II hero who commanded American troops in South Korea
race in which countries compete to build more powerful weapons
belief that only by going to the brink of war could the U.S. prevent war
policy of threatening to use massive force in response to aggression
to place under government control
President Eisenhower's policy that stated the US would use force to help nations threatened by communism
American reaction to the fear that communists were working to destroy American life
list of people banned from certain jobs because of suspected communist ties
U.S. Senator who falsely accused Americans of having communist ties
negative catchword for extreme, reckless charges of disloyalty
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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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.
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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.
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