Puzzle based on key words relevant to the study of The Holocaust.
As an active learning strategy, how about setting students an assignment to research The Holocaust independently? Use the crossword puzzle (word bank and clues) as a skeleton to the 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). This active learning methodology is designed to stimulate students' interest, without the teacher having to do all of the work. If you need a "starter pack" to get students' going with their project, check out my Holocaust Reading Comprehension with Differentiated Activities
which deals with the same topic.
Each of the 24 words used in the puzzle is a key word in the study of Nazi Germany and Hitler's campaign against Jews. Words used are ...Auschwitz, Concentration Camps, Death Camps, Führer, Adolf Hitler, Fatherland, Ghetto, Kristallnacht, The Holocaust, Anti-Semitism, Nuremberg Laws, Star Of David, Genocide, Final Solution, Gas Chambers, Nazi, Aryan, Lebensraum, Gestapo, Jew, Dehumanising, Displacement, Euthanasia, and Propaganda.
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The puzzle could also be used as an assignment after completion of the a study unit on The Holocaust.
I developed this item to use as an introduction to Holocaust literature.
The solution is included. There is a word bank to assist students.