The World News Crossword - August 12th, 2018 is a 6-page PDF document made up of 4 puzzles based on the events of last week's news.
It’s a quick and simple process to download the resource and it can be stored on a flash drive ready for printing.
The World. News Crossword puzzle usually takes a class about 30-45 minutes to complete, leaving some time for discussion on some of the more interesting news stories. The puzzle seems to work best when done in pairs or small groups, to generate discussion. The goal of course is to have students learning more about the world around them, and to prompt them to ask questions, especially ‘why…?’
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What’s in this week’s document?
(1) A crossword based on the events of last week’s news,
(2) A crossword about Burkina Faso because it was in the news last week because of a malaria/bed-net trial that appears to have reduced the infection rate of malaria by 12%,
(3) A crossword all about Climate Change, because it's always in the news despite what Australia's agriculture minister said,
(3) And a crossword about Julius Caesar that can be shared with an English teacher. It's included because in last week's news there was a bit of a performance in front of the Trevi Fountain in Rome.
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So what happened last week?
Australia's agriculture minister said that the drought affecting almost all of Australia has nothing to do with man-made climate change. Excessive monsoon rain caused deaths, wide-spread displacement, and property damage in Kerala. The Swiss government announced measures to help farmers affected by the drought which has been caused by the heatwave in Europe.
Two trucks crashed on the highway near Bologna in Italy, a plane crashed near Seattle, and another plane crashed in Indonesia - and a 12 year old boy survived. There was a magnitude 6.2 aftershock near Lombok Island, also in Indonesia.
Brazil closed its border to Venezuelans. Singapore trialled eye-scans at its border. And speaking of borders, it seems (based on surveys) that at least 100 constituencies in Britain that previously voted to leave the EU would now vote to remain in the EU.
A German man called the police because he was being chased by a baby squirrel. (Tyranny comes in many forms.) In France, crows were trained to collect cigarette butts and exchange them for food. And Christopher Robin was banned from China (the movie, not the boy) - something to do with Winnie the Pooh.
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