Martin Luther King Crossword Puzzle

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Martin Luther King, Jr. led the movement that came to define civil rights in 20th century America. Reinforce class members' knowledge of terms like segregation, tolerance, and peaceful  with a crossword puzzle.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • See who can get the highest point total without using hints
  • Project the puzzle onto the board for a class warmup activity during a unit on Martin Luther King, Jr.
Classroom Considerations
  • Plays "Battle Hymn of the Republic" throughout gameplay; have learners mute if they are easily distracted (or use headphones to avoid distracting peers)
  • Only printed version contains all clues
  • Some terms are trickier than others, but users can receive hints if they trade points
  • Allows learners to choose an online or printed version to complete
  • Refreshing the page creates a new version of the game
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