Looking for fun, challenging and interactive teacher, parent, and care-giver resources for Black History Month? This BHM hidden words word search puzzle engages critical thinking skills, activates problem solving skills while helping to build vocabulary. This puzzle is suitable for students in grades 5-8, home schooling and as a tutoring resource.
Word search answers included in the PDF file download and the Google Apps versions.
Solve the Puzzle
-brainstorm ideas for possible words included in the grid
-locate the circled letters, which are the beginning letter for each hidden word
-trace letter paths each word in the grid (letter paths travel up, down, right, left, and diagonally in all 8 directions)
-record the words in the space provided
Choice Board Activity Idea
1. ENGAGE students' creativity by having them create puzzles of all types: crossword puzzles, scrambled letters puzzles, matching puzzles and word search puzzles using any number of blank grid templates (link below).
2. FOSTER innovation by encouraging kids to create a 3D model of an earth space tool, remembering to include details about procedure, problems encountered and next steps, labels, and reflections about the process.
3. IGNITE innovation by having create a multi-media presentations using online/offline technology resources.
Link to blank word search grids: blank word grids
Link to basic 11x11 word search grid: 11x11 word search grid
Here is a link to the basic 15x15 word search grid: 15x15 word search grid