American History Word Puzzles for Every Unit (Free Downloads)


Puzzles are a great way to review content in history class. After completing a particular unit, it’s a fun method to assess student knowledge of the material. Students enjoy word search puzzles, but they don’t really assess their knowledge of the subject matter. Many students struggle with crossword puzzles for various reasons.

But what if a crossword and word search had a baby; what would it look like? It would have clues to answer (like a crossword) AND hidden words to find (like a word search).

That’s exactly what my review puzzle series looks like. There are two versions of the puzzle — one with and one without a word bank. This helps differentiate for your students that need the support of a word bank and challenges others to complete it without. The first letter of every term is given as a little clue. Finally, there is a google slides link if you choose to assign the puzzle digitally. Yes, There is an answer key too:-)

1970's word puzzle

These puzzles are great to use as a review before an assessment, homework assignment or distance learning lesson. I’ve used them tons of times in my classes. I hope they help you in yours. Just click on the link below to grab your copy.

Below is a list of all the American History puzzles available for download (in chronological order ). Click on the picture to see the puzzle. You will be able to download each puzzle on its own page.

cover 13 colonies
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American Revolution Main Image
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constitution puzzle
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constitution tested puzzle
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westward expnion word puzzle
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Early Reform Movements Puzzle
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Causes of the Civil War
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civil war puzzle
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reconstruction
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Gilded Age puzzle
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Progressive Era Puzzle
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World War I Puzzle
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roaring twenties word puzzle
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Great Depression REview Puzzle
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ww2 puzzle
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Cold War
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1950's
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1970's puzzle
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21st century main
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I hope these puzzle are useful and save you time!

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