Crossword puzzle based on Jane Austen's life and work.
Use as an introduction to Jane Austen. Set students the challenge of researching her life independently. Use the crossword puzzle (word bank and clues) as a skeleton to their research. At the end of the research, students should be able to explain why each word in the puzzle is important (and solve the puzzle). The puzzle could also be used as an assignment after completion of the a study unit on Austen.
This is an active learning methodology, designed to stimulate students' interest, without the teacher having to do all of the work.
Each of the 32 words used in the puzzle is a key word in the study of Jane Austen. They include names of family members, locations, and titles of her novels. Most of the answers are available on www.janeausten.org or other websites detailing the author's life.
Download the preview file to see the words used in the puzzle.
The solution is included. There is a word bank to assist students. You could redact this to make it more challenging.