This crossword puzzle is an awesome way to reinforce World War II vocabulary! You can use this as a review activity, homework assignment, or even a fun activity in your classroom!
- 1 crossword puzzle
- 1 crossword puzzle with word bank
- answer key
Vocabulary terms included:
- internment camp
- aircraft carrier
- atomic bomb
- concentration camp
- Allied Powers
- Axis Powers
- Manhattan project
- air raid
This vocabulary activity covers Georgia Performance Standards:
SS5H6 The student will explain the reasons for America’s involvement in World
a. Describe Germany’s aggression in Europe and Japan’s aggression in Asia.
b. Describe major events in the war in both Europe and the Pacific; include Pearl
Harbor, Iwo Jima, D-Day, VE and VJ Days, and the Holocaust.
c. Discuss President Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and
d. Identify Roosevelt, Stalin, Churchill, Hirohito, Truman, Mussolini, and Hitler.
e. Describe the effects of rationing and the changing role of women and African Americans; include “Rosie the Riveter” and the Tuskegee Airmen.
f. Explain the U.S. role in the formation of the United Nations.
I hope you and your students enjoy this activity!