EL Civics for ESL Students
ESL Crossword Puzzles Banner

ESL Crossword Puzzles

by www.elcivics.com

These free crossword puzzles are designed for ESL students from beginning to advanced levels. They are downloadable and may be reproduced for classroom use. Crossword puzzles can be used to teach, introduce, and reinforce vocabulary words. Each crossword puzzle comes with an answer key. Answer keys can be shown on interactive boards, making it easy for students to correct their own work. The vocabulary words can be repeated chorally or read individually for pronunciation practice. Note: Interactive crosswords are available for some puzzles by clicking on the letter (I).

Civics Civics
Civics puzzles are designed to help students learn about American government and history. They include information about American figures, symbols, landmarks, and buildings. Some of the crossword puzzle clues are from the new US Citizenship Test, which is due to start in October of 2008.
Washington, D.C. Answers    13 Colonies Answers    Gateway Arch Answers
Statue of Liberty Answers    Pledge of... Answers    Voting Rights Answers
American Bald Eagle Answers    Constitution Answers    Three Branches Answers
First Amendment Answers    Canada Border Answers    U.S. Geography Answers
National Holidays Answers    Donald Trump Answers

Part of a good civics education is knowing about your state. Each of these state crossword puzzles includes information such as the state's nickname, the date it entered the union, its flower, highest mountain, or longest river. Some answers can be found on this website's state lessons page.
Alabama Answers    Louisiana Answers    Ohio Answers
Alaska Answers    Maine Answers    Oklahoma Answers
Arizona Answers    Maryland Answers    Oregon Answers
Arkansas Answers    Massachusetts Answers    Pennsylvania Answers
California Answers    Michigan Answers    Rhode Island Answers
Colorado Answers    Minnesota Answers    South Carolina Answers
Connecticut (I) Answers    Mississippi Answers    South Dakota Answers
Delaware (I) Answers    Missouri Answers    Tennessee Answers
Florida Answers    Montana Answers    Texas Answers
Georgia Answers    Nebraska Answers    Utah Answers
Hawaii (I) Answers    Nevada Answers    Vermont Answers
Idaho Answers    New Hampshire Answers    Virginia Answers
Illinois Answers    New Jersey Answers    Washington Answers
Indiana Answers    New Mexico Answers    West Virginia Answers
Iowa (I) Answers    New York Answers    Wisconsin Answers
Kansas Answers    North Carolina Answers    Wyoming Answers
Kentucky Answers    North Dakota Answers    Washington, D.C. Answers

Everyday LanguageEveryday Language
Everyday language helps ESL students operate in their day to day English speaking environment. Crosswords in this section review common survival vocabulary words about subjects like classroom items, numbers, and family members.

Classroom Items Answers    Greetings Answers    Families 1 Answers
Days of the Week Answers    Numbers 1-50 Answers    Families 2 Answers
Months & Seasons Answers    Animals (I) Answers    Personal Info (I) Answers
Weather (I) Answers    People Answers    Opposites Answers
Hair and Salons Answers    Daily Routines Answers    Life Events Answers
Feelings Answers    Measurements Answers    Ordinal Numbers Answers

Lifeskill vocabulary includes words related to everyday subjects like emergencies, employment, shopping, and housing. ESL lifeskill lessons teach basic survival skills to students who are new to the United States. Photo dictionaries are a good way to introduce the vocabulary. Crosswords can be used to extend the lessons.
Clothes Answers    House Exteriors Answers    Banking Answers
Employment Answers    Birthday Party Answers    Emergencies Answers
Grocery Store Answers    Job Titles Answers    Job Interviews Answers
Illnesses Answers    Breast Cancer Answers

Holidays are special days of the year when we celebrate an event or tradition. There are ten national holidays: New Year's, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. There are also holidays like Valentines Day which are not national holidays.
New Year's Day Answers    Saint Patrick's Answers    Halloween Answers
Easter Answers    Thanksgiving Answers    King Holiday Answers
Mother's Day Answers    Christmas Answers    Valentine's Day Answers
Flag Day Answers    Father's Day Answers    Presidents Day Answers
Memorial Day (I) Answers    Columbus Day (I) Answers    Veterans Day (I) Answers
Pearl Harbor (I) Answers    Black History (I) Answers    Hanukkah Answers

Copyrights to the pictures and photos on this EL Civics website belong to individual photographers. We have purchased the rights to use them. Do not copy the pictures/photos on this site. Permission is granted to copy any of the printable crossword puzzles or worksheets for classroom use. Permission also is granted to link to any page of this website. Contact Christina Niven, Web Developer, at christina@elcivics.com. Please send corrections, comments, greetings, job offers, and requests for new units. Copyright © Christina Niven, 2007.