This is a crossword puzzle with a theme of Christmas, through Christianity. The fifteen bold-faced clues all have something to do with the history of Christianity through the birth of Christ or the Bible in general. I believe it gives an enjoyable review of the birth, though it is intended to be light and fun, not deep. Juniors and seniors in high school should do well getting through it on their own. Younger students may well be better off working in groups.
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 solution/answer page will also include explanations of some of the more difficult clues.)