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World War I Crossword Puzzle

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 5 - 6

Review World War I ideas and vocabulary words with a crossword puzzle.

Easy World War I Review Activities

Introduce and review the facts and events relating to World War I  with this engaging crossword puzzle worksheet. Students are challenged to complete the crossword puzzle by completing the answer clues at the bottom. This is a great activity for early finishers!

The 10 hidden vocabulary words are: 

  • Ferdinand
  • Lusitania
  • telegraph
  • Serbia
  • Paris
  • telegram
  • Germany
  • ships
  • army
  • fourteen

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding. 

In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:

To challenge your accelerated students,

  • Provide your students with a completed crossword puzzle, but remove the clues. Challenge them to write new clues for the puzzle.
  • Provide your students with trade books and other informational reading materials to use in the classroom.

To help your struggling readers,

  • Complete the activity in a small group or 1:1 learning session.
  • Provide your students with a partner to work with during the activity.
  • Provide students with a World War I anchor chart, poster, or other WW1 resources to reference during the activity.

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This resource was created by Beth Hindi, a teacher in Texas and Teach Starter collaborator.

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