The World News Crossword - November 10, 2019
The An 8-page PDF that begins with a one-page crossword based on the events of last week's news. This is an excellent activity students in Grades 8-12 who want to learn about their world. There is a detailed lesson plan to guide teachers (or substitute teachers) through the activity and there are 3 more crosswords each targeting countries or events or people that featured in the week's news.
What happened in the world?
High winds, high temperatures, and low humidity fuelled widespread bushfires in Australia. New Delhi's air-pollution was the worst so far this year. Heavy rain in central and northern England caused significant flooding.
A volcano erupted in Japan and there were earthquakes in Samoa and Iran.
Pakistan created a border crossing and corridor for Indian Sikhs to visit a temple in Pakistan's Punjab province. Pakistan also received the first tranche of an IMF package. Sudan's Finance Minister said his country also needs financial assistance to prevent an economic crisis. Zimbabwe sacked striking doctors and refused to peg state workers' salaries to the US dollar.
And, hold onto your seats from this world-breaking news... the New Zealand Advertising Standards Authority called an advertisement with the text 'Ice Cream makes U happy' extremely irresponsible (not because You is written with a 'U', but because of obesity and mental health issues in New Zealand. (The thing is, ice cream makes me happy. What about U?)
Three bonus puzzles this week are about: Germany - Berlin, Brazil, and the environmental activist, Wangari Maathai.