This puzzle is a crossword puzzle that might best be used on game day . . . or before a break and taking your foot off the accelerator of learning. For younger students it might be best to work 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, but also learning a little about sporting life and the PAC 12 are goals in this puzzle as well.
(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.)
PAC 12 Conference Crossword Puzzle, 2014, some "sporting" vocabulary practice
by Jay Waggoner
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