February is also known as Black History Month. We are highlighting Crispus Attucks (c. 1723 – March 5, 1770) who was an American whaler, sailor, and dockworker of African and Native American descent. He was the first person killed in the Boston Massacre during the American Revolution.
Enjoy this crossword called “Crispus Attucks ” inspired by the fairytale story “The Three Little Pigs“ in Learning to Read: Favorite Fairy Tales. Crosswords help develop spelling skills, improve vocabulary, learn interesting new facts, and enhance your critical thinking skills. Crossword puzzles are complex word puzzles that are enjoyable, relaxing, and fun.
- Tap or click the square to fill in the letter.
- The answers that go into the white boxes are written across and down, with separate clues for each direction.
- The answers will interlock with one another, so correctly answering one question will give you one or more letters that make up part of a different answer.
- If you need a hint, go to “reveal letter.”
- If you need more help, go to “reveal.”
- To go back to the beginning, go to “revert.”
- If you hit the “check” box, it will put a cross over any boxes you entered incorrectly.
- Check the Word Bank for any difficult words.
- When you are done, the message will say, “Congratulations, you have completed the puzzle!”
Homeschoolers/Educators/Parents: sketch/color an illustration and label it. Theme: defending oneself and country. Listen to the audiobook story “The Three Little Pigs” in Learning to Read: Favorite Fairy Tales. Write and say the words “Crispus Attucks” five times so you can pronounce and spell it correctly. Put these words in alphabetical order: Attucks, dockworker, sailor, whaler, Boston Massacre, martyr, patriot. Explain why the wolf thought he could huff and puff and blow the three houses down. Describe what the three little pigs did to protect their homes. Write about what you think you need to do to defend yourself. Share how Crispus Attucks was a patriot and defended his country. (Skills: identify, comprehend, apply, organize, creative, affective, analyze, synthesize.)