is the study of where people , places, and things are located and how they relate to each other
uses computer technology to collect, manipulate, analyze, and display data about the earth's surface in order to solve geographic problems
is it's position on the globe
a half of the earth, the equator divides the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, the Prime Meridian divides the Eastern and Western hemispheres
is at 0 and runs through the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England
is the position of a place in relation to another place
Consists of the places' physical characteristics and human characteristics
Places have unique physical characteristics, such as land-forms, ecosystems, and climate
is how many people live and work and visit a place, and what are the languages, customs, and beliefs
is a viewpoint that is influenced by one's own culture and experience
are areas in which certain characteristics are found throughout the area
consist of a central place and the surrounding places affected by it
are defined by peoples feelings and attitudes about areas
is the center of the earth which consist of very hot metal, mainly iron mixed with some nickle
is a thick layer of mostly solid rock beneath the earth's crust that surrounds the earth's core
is the solid rocky, surface layer of the earth
The surface features of the earth, including soil, rocks and landforms
the layer of gases, water vapor, and other substances above the earth
the water contained in oceans, lakes, rivers, and under the ground
The world of plants, animals, and other living things in earths land and waters
Any of the 7 large land masses of the earth's surface, Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America
The differences in elevation, or height, of the land forms in any particular area
The Theory that the earth's outer shell is composed of a number of large, unanchored plates, or slabs of rock , whose constant movement explains earthquakes an volcanic activity
The idea that continents slowly shift their positions due to movement of the tectonic plates on which they ride
a ring of volcanic mountains surrounding the Pacific Ocean
is the breakdown of rock at or near the earth's surface into smaller and smaller pieces
the actual breaking up or physical weakening of rock by forces such as ice and roots
the process by which the actual chemical structure of rock is changed, usually when water and carbon dioxide cause a breakdown of the rock
rain whose high concentration of chemicals usually from industrial pollution, pollutes water, kills plant and animal life, and eats away at the surface of stone and rock
small particles of soil, sand, and gravel

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a crossword?

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.

Who is a crossword suitable for?

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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How do I choose the clues for my crossword?

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”.

Are crosswords good for students?

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.

Crosswords are great for building and using vocabulary.

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.

Can I print my crossword template?

All of our templates can be exported into Microsoft Word to easily print, or you can save your work as a PDF to print for the entire class. Your puzzles get saved into your account for easy access and printing in the future, so you don’t need to worry about saving them at work or at home!

Can I create crosswords in other languages?

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.