Long, narrow, deep inlet of the sea between high cliffs, as in Nirway and Iceland
Piece of low-lying land reclaimed from the sea or a river and protected by dikes, especially in the Netherlands
a brown, soil- like material characteristics of boggy, acid ground, consisting of partly decomposed vegetation matter
a strong, cold northwesterly wind that blows through the Rhone valley and southern France into the Mediterranean, mainly in winter
hot wind, often dusty or rainy, blowing from North Africa across the Mediterranean to South Europe
a thick subsurface layer of soil that remains frozen throughout the year, occurring chiefly in polar regions
a hot southerly wind on the northern slopes of the Alps
a mass of snow ice and rocks falling rapidly down a mountainside
vegetation consisting chiefly of tangled shrubs and thorny bushes
relating to or constituting several cultural or ethnic groups within a society
a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster
a city that with its surrounding territory forms an independent state
the dominant social system in medieval Europe, in which the nobility held lands from the crown in exchange for military service
medieval military expedition, one of a series made by Europeans to recover the holy land from the Muslims in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries
cultural rebirth that occurred in Europe from roughly the 14th through the middle of the 17th century
16th- century movement for the reform of abuses in the Roman catholic church ending in the establishment of the reformed and protestant churches
political theory derived from Karl Marx, advocating class war
destruction or slaughter on a mass scale, especially caused by fire or nuclear war
state of political hostility between countries characterized by threats, propaganda,and other measures shortof open warfare
particular form of a language that is peculiar to a specific region or social group
a group of languages related through descent from a common ancestral language or parental language
government undertakes to protect the health and well-being of its citizens, especially those in financial or social need
method of crop and livestock production
goods bought and used by consumers, rather than by manufacturers for producing other goods
a tax or duty to be paid on a particular class of imports or experts
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.
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