The Upper House of Canada's Parliament where appointed members consider, revise laws and give regions an equal voice in the House of Commons.
An individual elected to represent a single Provincial Electoral District (riding) in the Legislative Assembly of their Province. Also known as an MLA.
An individual elected to represent a single Federal Electoral District (riding) in the House of Commons. Also known as an MP.
The Lower House of Parliament where elected officials (MPs) meet to introduce, debate and vote on laws in Canada.
The head of the Federal Government. The leader of the Party with more seats than any other in the House of Commons.
The branch of government including judges of the law courts of Canada who interpret and apply the laws.
The leader of the Provincial Government and the part with more seats than any other in the Provincial Legislature.
Senior elected members of government including the Prime Minister (Federal) or Premier (Provincial) and ministers chosen by the Prime Minister or Premier.
The King's representative at the Provincial level of Government.
The King's representative at the Federal level of Government.
The leader of the Municipal Government.
The branch of government comprised of the King or his representatives (Governor General/Lieutenant-Governors), the Cabinet and administration.
The branch of government that contains elected representatives who make laws, vote on taxes and spending.
Canada's head of state is the King, however he is limited in his powers through the Constitution.
The King or Queen who rules a nation.
The supreme law of a country that outlines the powers of government and citizen rights.
Government of the 3 territories of Canada. Under the federal system these governments are under federal control and do not have the same status as provinces.
Government of the 10 provinces of Canada. Under the federal system these governments share the powers of government with the Federal Government.
The national government centred in Ottawa. Under the federal system this government shares the powers of government with the 10 provincial governments.
Government that control local affairs of cities, towns, and rural municipalities.

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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.

How do I create a crossword template?

For the easiest crossword templates, WordMint is the way to go!

Pre-made templates

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!

Create your own from scratch

  • Log in to your account (it’s free to join!)
  • Head to ‘My Puzzles’
  • Click ‘Create New Puzzle’ and select ‘Crossword’
  • Select your layout, enter your title and your chosen clues and answers
  • That’s it! The template builder will create your crossword template for you and you can save it to your account, export as a word document or pdf and print!

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.