Hidden Wordsearch Puzzle-US Capitals

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Hidden Wordsearch Puzzle-US Capitals

Here is a US capital cities hidden words word search puzzle to engage students' brains, while activating problem solving strategies.

Educators find this variety of word search puzzle (hidden words with no word bank) taking solving word searches to a whole new level: students need to draw from what they and others around them know to locate words hidden in the grid. It also requires them to know the correct spelling in order to search thoughout the grid for letter patterns and word patterns.

Possible lesson plans ideas:
l. brainstorm capital city names before solving the puzzle
2. use the list of words recorded in the space as topic ideas for research activities
3. research ONE significant event that occurred in that city