Lesson Plans & Ideas
Activity 1: African American Heritage Crossword Puzzle
The first three sections under A Brief History are "Estaban, a 16th Century Explorer," "The Early Settlers", and "African American Soldiers." Read the sections and use the information to complete the crossword puzzle on the following page.
You will be able to save yourself some time and effort if you can figure out which section contains the answer for each crossword clue. Look at the crossword clue for ACROSS #4. In which section would you guess you could find the crossword answer?
What words in the clue let you know where to look?
Find another clue which gives a hint about the section which probably contains the crossword answer. What is the clue number? What are the clue words?
Now, complete the crossword puzzle.
NOTE: The crossword puzzle prints out clearer than it appears on the screen.