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The Great Depression Word Search

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 4 - 6

Increase academic vocabulary with a Great Depression word search.

No-Prep U.S. History Word Searches

Looking for some no-prep, low-prep activities to use during your unit on The Great Depression? We’ve got you covered!

This printable word search is the perfect addition to your history curriculum. It will help students improve their vocabulary and comprehension skills while learning about one of the most critical events in American history.

The word search features 12 vocabulary words related to the Great Depression, such as “Hoovervilles,” “Dust Bowl,” and “New Deal.” The words are hidden among a grid of letters; students must search for them by reading horizontally, vertically, and diagonally. The word search is designed to be challenging but not too difficult, making it perfect for students of all ages and abilities.

How Do Word Searches Help Students Learn Content?

They might seem frivolous, but the trusty word search does much more than fill those extra minutes of class time. Here are a few ways we find word searches beneficial.

  • Word searches are an excellent way to engage students and improve their vocabulary skills. 
  • They encourage students to actively read and think about the words they are searching for, which helps them to understand better and remember the content. 
  • Additionally, word searches are a fun and interactive way to review essential vocabulary and concepts, making them a great addition to any classroom.

Our Great Depression Word Search is a valuable resource for any history teacher looking to enhance their curriculum and engage students in learning. With its high-quality design and educational value, it is a must-have!

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This resource was created by Ali Endlich, a teacher in South Carolina and Teach Starter Collaborator.






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