Cinco de Mayo – Crosswords

Cinco de Mayo teacher resources - Crossword Puzzles

25 no-prep Crossword Puzzles for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo (Fifth of May) celebrates Mexico’s victory over the Second French Empire at the Batlle of Puebla in 1862, led by General Ignacio Zaragoza.

In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has become associated with the celebration of Mexican-American culture, and has become an increasingly global celebration of Mexican culture, cuisine, and heritage.

Cinco de Mayo is often mistaken for Mexico Independence Day (Sept 16), which commemorates the Cry of Dolores in 1810, initiating the Mexican War of Independence from Spain.

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RBS mini-Topics feature activities and worksheets with the main difference being they don’t include Clues or Definitions – just Keywords & Terms. So no Standard Crosswords etc. mini-Topics are great for topics when clues and definitions might just get in the way of some fun (eg: Pizza toppings, Easter, April Fools etc.).

Crossword Puzzles are a fun, quick, formative assessment tool, to help monitor progress of what the student has learnt and can recall from the topic content and glossary terms and definitions. (Bloom: Knowledge, Recall). 

Crosswords are also a terrific “Do Now” activity at the start of a lesson or a great time filler at the end for early finishers. 

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Cinco de Mayo – Crossword Puzzle features:

  • Donut Prep Printables >> Print and go!
  • Printer friendly – B&W or Color – Low ink use.
  • 25+ researched keyword terms and clues for each topic.
  • Multi versions of puzzles: class variety, individual work, reduce cheating.
  • Varying levels of challenges, difficulty, test depth of knowledge.
  • Solutions provided for all puzzles.
  • More Crossword Puzzles from RBS.
  • Zip download includes resources in PDF format.

Cinco de Mayo Crossword Puzzle types:

  • Anagram Crossword Puzzles. ^
  • Clueless Crosswords – Solve the Coded Message.
  • Communicative Crossword Puzzles. (1×1 or Group Work)
  • Mystery Crossword Puzzles. ^
  • ^ Featuring versions with and without Wordlists

Cinco de Mayo Keyword Terms include:

  • Cinco
  • Music
  • Festival
  • Zaragoza
  • Heritage
  • Spain
  • Victory
  • Mayo
  • Army
  • Holiday
  • and 15 more…

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