3 Puzzle Presidents Day Package,President Search,Crossword,History of the Day

3 Puzzle Presidents Day Package,President Search,Crossword
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This offering is a three puzzle package involving Presidents' Day. Included are an arithmetic-based essay where the student does elementary arithmetic and squaring numbers ending in five (I show a mental math method of squaring the numbers) to supply the numbers for my prose . . . hopefully mentally. There is a presidents search where the student will find the 18 presidents who have held office sine 1909 , then uncover a hidden message using the un-crossed-out letters. And there's a crossword puzzle that provides a bit of history of the day and the presidents. There are about 12 of clues (which I've put in bold-face type) that deal specifically with Presidents' Day or the Presidents. These clues are not too deep, but the puzzle WILL be enough to force some thinking. My solution page also explains some of my more "uncommon" answers. For younger students it might be best to work the puzzle in pairs or groups. It's intended to generate a challenge while providing some fun. Learning some new vocabulary is always a goal of mine in my crosswords. Remember! The point of a crossword is to have a little fun/challenge while you are learning something. You are not supposed to know each answer right away upon glancing at the clue. It would be no fun if you did. You’d have LEARNED nothing. (This is a message that might be imparted to your students.) I try to phrase enough of the clues so that a student/person will know many of the answers immediately . . . the rest of the clues I want to challenge the doer a little bit. When they’ve learned something through being challenged they’ll appreciate their accomplishment, and the experience, a lot more. My goal, as always, is to have some fun learning!
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