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I'm a teacher too. All of these resources are simple and quick to download. They can be stored on a flashdrive, attached to a keyring and then they live in your pocket as easy and as ready to use as a hanky when a sneeze is coming on. Try the Nonsense Rhymes Crosswords. If you like Dr Seuss, you'll love these (and so will your students). The World News Crossword is published every Sunday evening. It's prefect for prompting discussion about current events.

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I'm a teacher too. All of these resources are simple and quick to download. They can be stored on a flashdrive, attached to a keyring and then they live in your pocket as easy and as ready to use as a hanky when a sneeze is coming on. Try the Nonsense Rhymes Crosswords. If you like Dr Seuss, you'll love these (and so will your students). The World News Crossword is published every Sunday evening. It's prefect for prompting discussion about current events.
Multiple choice tests (Demand, Supply, & Equilibrium)
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Multiple choice tests (Demand, Supply, & Equilibrium)

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Three one-page, 15-question multiple choice tests - one each for Demand, Supply, and Equilibrium. These tests aren't available anywhere else on the internet so the students won't have seen them before. In pdf format. Simple to download and print. Answers included.
Demand, supply, and equilibrium
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Demand, supply, and equilibrium

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A 50 slide presentation taking the students through demand, supply, equilibrium and disequilibrium. Many of the slides are animated to show the step-by-step analysis of how the price mechanism creates the market price. Suitable for (I)GCSE Economics, A Level Economics, IBDP Economics, AP Economics. Teaching idea: print the 50 slides as a handout (in the print function), three slides per page and have the students paste these pages into their workbooks and then write their own notes on and next to the slides. This will leave plenty of time for students to ask questions, discuss sections of the presentation and of course allow time to practise drawing neat supply and demand graphs. The presentation ends with a review and several questions / tasks to give students the opportunity to practise drawing the graphs (and for teachers to evaluate the students' learning_.
Market Failure
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Market Failure

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A powerpoint presentation covering the Market Failure topic, including an explanation of market failure and detailed graphs showing the effect of externalities. The presentation is in MS Powerpoint format so it can be edited.
The World News Crossword - February 18th, 2018
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The World News Crossword - February 18th, 2018

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The World News Crossword - February 18th, 2018 is a crossword based on the events of last week’s news. It’s a simple PDF sop it downloads quickly, is easy to print, and can be stored on a USB drive for use later. (There are 3 bonus crosswords - Egypt, China, and Japan, in the PDF and all of the answers are included too.) Of course, this activity is less about the events around the world and more about why and the discussions and debates that come from asking why. Why have so many orangutans died in the past 10 years? Why would people in Japan pay to go on a virtual-reality trip to Paris? Why are suicide bombers in Nigeria killing people in a fish market? And what’s so important about discovering new antibiotics? What did happen in the world in the last week? Australia’s PM and Deputy PM had a spat. Poland’s PM got a telling off. South Africa’s president resigned. And The Netherlands’ foreign minister resigned too. And so did Ethiopia’s PM. A plane crashed in Iran and a helicopter crashed in Mexico. There was an earthquake in Mexico and one in England and wales too. An Iranian wrestler threw a match so that he’d not have to wrestle against an Israeli. In India a woman pretended to be a man and duped two women into paying to marry him. And an Indian tycoon is on the run having duped a bank out of about $1.8 BILLION!! US scientists discovered a whole new family of antibiotics while Canadian scientists discovered a Picasso painting was a painting on top of another painting.
Macroeconomics Crosswords
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Macroeconomics Crosswords

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This 13 page PDF booklet contains 5 crosswords that review macroeconomics: Introduction to macroeconomics The overall level of macroeconomic activity Macroeconomic goals The ADAS model Macroeconomic policies Crosswords work well as group activities or as homework activities or for a pre-exam revision activity. There are three bonus puzzles (The OECD countries, The WTO, World Bank & IMF and a surprise - because almost everyone loves surprises!) These bonus puzzles are handy to have printed and ready to use on 'emergency' days. Of course, the answers are included.
The World News Crossword - April 1st, 2018
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The World News Crossword - April 1st, 2018

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A one-page crossword based on events in last week’s news. An excellent resource for encouraging students to read last week’s news. Better than that is the discussion that follows. Why did these events happen? Did Facebook contribute to hate crimes?Why is there trouble brewing (again) in the Gaza Strip? Why did an Australian kayak over a 20 metre waterfall? Did a Fox News presenter taunt one of the victims of the Florida school shooting? There are THREE more one-page crosswords included in the resource - focused on UK, Egypt, and Austria - very handy for substitute lessons. Yes, the solutions are included for all the crosswords.
Microeconomics Crosswords
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Microeconomics Crosswords

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A pdf booklet containing 10 crosswords based on microeconomics topics. Suitable for GCSE, IGCSE, A Level, IB Diploma, or AP Economics. One puzzle per page so they are simple and quick to print and have ready for an emergency review / revision activity or for when a colleague is absent. Solutions are included. Topics: Introduction Demand Supply Equilibrium 1 Equilibrium 2 Equilibrium 3 Elasticities Government intervention Summary 1 Summary 2
Elasticities
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Elasticities

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This powerpoint presentation covers PED, PES, YED, and XED and includes a section of exercises at the end. It's suitable for A Level, IBDP SL & HL, and AP Economics students. There are 90+ slides. They're clear and simple to read and include colourful images to turn a relatively dry topic into something a little more interesting. With witty teacher banter, to explain and expand on the slides, this presentation could take 3-4 weeks to proceed through. I strongly suggest working through one section and then using the accompanying crosswords (also available on my store) as a breakout activity. The presentation is ready to go, but can also be edited to suit your own situation. An extension section covering arc elasticity and a 'better' equation is suitable for the students who will study Economics at university.
Price controls
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Price controls

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A powerpoint presentation that covers floor and ceiling prices with detailed graphs showing welfare losses. . The presentation is in MS Powerpoint format so it can be edited.
Development Economics Crossword Booklet
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Development Economics Crossword Booklet

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A (PDF) booklet containing 5 crosswords on Development Economics. There are two more 'bonus' crosswords: one of the OECD countries and one about the WTO, IMF and the World Bank. (Oh and two more crosswords just because you were very good in school today.) I have found crosswords to be an excellent activity to reinforce or summarise at the end of a unit. The students can't help themselves as they turn the activity into a competition. Often the crossword clues are not especially difficult, but the purpose is to reinforce material already learnt in an interesting way. Students enjoy doing them and ask for more. The crosswords are an easy and effective activity to give the classes when the teacher is away from school. And yes, the answers are included.
Elasticities Crosswords
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Elasticities Crosswords

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A pdf booklet including 5 crosswords on elasticities: PED, PES, YED, XED and a summary crossword. Ideal for summarising or reviewing the topic. Solutions included.
Geography: Geographical Enquiry Skills
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Geography: Geographical Enquiry Skills

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Suitable for Key Stage 3 Geography, GCSE/IGCSE, or A Levels/IB Diploma. Bonus puzzles: European capitals, African capitals, Asian capitals. Each crossword makes an excellent group or individual activity and can be used as a revision/reinforcement activity. In-class or for homework. These puzzles are great for stashing away to be used when colleagues are absent. Answers included.
The World News Crossword - February 11th, 2018
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The World News Crossword - February 11th, 2018

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The World News Crossword - February 11th, 2018 is a simple pdf document so it's easy to download and easy to print (or save to a USB for later). The World News Crossword is a crossword based on the events in last week's news. (And there are two more BONUS puzzles.) Norway's Winter Olympic team's chefs ordered 13,500 too many eggs. (They could've made a HUGE pavlova cake.) Justin Trudeau got in trouble for suggesting peoplekind instead of mankind. Germany's police investigated a teenager being burnt at a witches' festival. Formula 1 announced it will replace its grid girls, with grid kids, (but is that better or worse?) Paris' Eiffel Tower was closed because of snow. China's police started using sunglasses with cameras and face recognition software, to find criminals. An Indian woman accused her husband and brother in law of stealing her kidney. It wasn't all silly though... last week police in Scotland were called to a farm where a tiger was reportedly on the loose. That was serious. Oh but it was a big fluffy toy tiger on the loose.
The World News Crossword - March 18th, 2018
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The World News Crossword - March 18th, 2018

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The World News Crossword - March 18th, 2018 is a 30-45 minute crossword activity based on last week’s news events. There are. 3 additional crosswords in the download (one each on France, New Zealand, and Australia). The World News Crossword encourages accurate and neat handwriting, logic and problem-solving, and research skills. Perhaps it’s less about the crossword and more about the discussion about the news events. Who is Robert Mugabe and why does he refer to a military coup in Zimbabwe? How could a plane drop 200 bars of gold on the runway as it was taking off? Why are only 400 Rohingya people allowed to return to their homes in Myanmar? Why would Saudi Arabia want nuclear weapons? Why would the president of USA tell lies to the prime minister of Canada? And why did the government of Bali block the internet on mobile phones for a whole day?
The World News Crossword - May 13th, 2018
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The World News Crossword - May 13th, 2018

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The World News Crossword - May 13th, 2018 is a simple PDF document that contains: A crossword based on the events of last week’s news, A Search & Cloze puzzle that explains the plastic pollution problem, A Search & Cloze puzzle that explains the Rohingya Crisis, and A crossword about Climate Change. (The answers are included.) So what happened in last week’s news? Rohingya refugees were killed by wild elephants in the refugee camps in Bangladesh. The US-imposed tariffs on imported Canadian newsprint has raised the cost of US newspapers’ newsprint. A Pakistan court ruled that a US diplomat who allegedly killed a motorcyclist while driving drunk does not have diplomatic immunity. Iraq and East Timor held elections. Moldova’s government ruled out reunification talks with Romania. Poland’s government cut its politicians’ salaries and Zimbabwe’s government raised the pensions and salaries of war veterans and government workers. Israel won the Eurovision song contest, the sea off San Diego glowed blue, and India’s prime minister opened a hydro-electric construction project in Nepal. But it’s less about what happened and more about why. Why are a million Rohingya people living in squalid refugee camps in Bangladesh? Why did US air force planes intercept Russian bombers of the Alaskan coast and why did Chinese air force planes fly around Taiwan? Why is the US president meeting the North Korean leader? Why did Malaysia elect a 92 year old prime minister? Why are Africans still dying of hunger and Ebola? These puzzles are a simple and effective teaching tool for research skills (finally, they can use their smart-phones for something useful), for collaborative learning (because these puzzles work really well when students work in pairs or small groups), for reasoning skills and handwriting skills… We’ve had positive feedback from teachers using the puzzles with ADHD students and with GATE students, in PSHE / homeroom lessons, in English, Economics, Geography, Business… (some teachers even say they make staff meetings bearable - cheeky, eh?) A new World News Crossword resource is published every week.
The World News Crossword - April 8th, 2018
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The World News Crossword - April 8th, 2018

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The World News Crossword - April 8th, 2018, is a crossword based on events in last week’s news. (And there are 3 more crosswords that can be used any time to support students’ knowledge of the world around them.) A huge cargo ship smashed into a house on its way from Russia to Saudi Arabia. Government forces in Syria appear to have used chemical weapons again. More Palestinians were killed by Israeli gun fire. Monkeys fought off would-be thieves in Wellington’s zoo in New Zealand. A Japanese man was arrested for licking his violent son in a cage for more than 20 years. A football club suspended most of its players for an argument they were having on… Facebook. I have the students work on the News Crossword in small groups and they compete to be first finished. But they usually get side tracked discussing the events in the news, mostly asking, ‘why?’ Why was China’s space-lab left to crash into the Earth? Why is there so much plastic pollution in the sea near UK? Why are the US and China imposing tariffs on each other’s exports? Why was Prince Charles made an honory chief in Vanuatu? (And why is it ‘honorary’ and not ‘honourary’?) And at what stage do we tell Facebook that our personal information belongs to us and not them?
What happened in our world? May 22nd, 2016
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What happened in our world? May 22nd, 2016

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What happened in our world? May 22nd, 2016 is a crossword based on last week's news events. It's low-calorie, high-fibre, high-interest, and nothing at all to do with SATs or Brexit. In this week's puzzle… This week... An earthquake rattled Australia’s Northern Territory, an Aussie teenager reached the top of Mt Everest and Mt Something Else erupted in Indonesia. Killing bulls was outlawed in some Spanish towns, Barcelona’s footy fans are allowed to wave the Catalan flag - if they want to - and Manchester United is probably waving goodbye to Louis. Naughty Nick overheated in the tennis again, as did some Indians when their temperature hit 51C. The World Bank set aside $500 million for pandemics. Brazil’s Zika is now in Africa and Africa’s Nile crocodile is being nasty in Florida’s Everglades while tarantulas were nasty in a plane going to Canada. Cyprus and Austria held elections. Seriously… this is not a crossword you want to miss out on (or deny your students the pleasure of). These are simple crosswords aiming to encourage our students to ask about what's happening in their world - Why did it happen and where? And most importantly, who are the people affected? As a bonus, there's a crossword asking students to name some of the elements in the periodic table. (If that's too boring, download last week's file because the bonus puzzle last week was a bit of fun with fruit and veggies). Use the crosswords in your home-room class, in subject lessons, in substitution lessons, in lunchtime or after school clubs, in the time-out room, or even in the staffroom (during a staff meeting if you dare). Keep the comments coming in - we love to hear how the crosswords are being enjoyed by you and your students.
What happened in our world? June 19th, 2016
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What happened in our world? June 19th, 2016

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What happened in our world? June 19th, 2016 is a crossword based on last week's news events. Some will be very surprised to know that there was more happening in the world than Britain's chitty-chat about the EU, Le footy en France, and Donald Whatshisname. In this week's puzzle… A Colorado mother beat a mountain lion that was attacking her son. Led Zeppelin said they didn't copy a riff. Meatloaf collapsed, which is more serious than a soufflé collapsing. Radiohead fans were beaten, as was the Australian rugby team. Rory didn't make the cut (into the last rounds or into this week's crosswords). Dory did though. A 68 year old Nepali man returned to school. About 20 Russian footy fans returned to Russia, early. Tim Peake returned too. And Reuter News Agency did some research and found out what we teachers already know… more young people read the news on mobile devices than in other formats. This is a fairly simple crossword to encourage students to ask about what's happening in their world. Why did it happen and where? And most importantly, who are the people affected? What's so important about the UEFA tournament? Why ban the export of a valuable vase? And why would Prince William urge men to speak with their families about mental illness? As a bonus, there's a crossword asking students about famous people. Who's the head of the IMF and the UN and Germany? Who wrote A Handmaid's Tale and Oliver and Romeo and Juliet? Can they do these without their smartphones? Use the crosswords in your home-room class, in subject lessons, in substitution lessons, in lunchtime or after school clubs, in the time-out room, or even in the staffroom (during a staff meeting if you dare). Keep the comments coming in - we love to hear how the crosswords are being used and enjoyed by you and your students.
What happened in our world? February 14th, 2016
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What happened in our world? February 14th, 2016

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What happened in our world? February 14th, 2016 is a crossword based on last week's news events. In this week's puzzle… An earthquake in New Zealand. Pakistan tried to ban St Valentine's Day. Cuba returned a missile - no crisis though. A Spanish civil servant didn't show up for work, for six years. The Europeans are investigating the 500 Euro note. And 150,000 penguins were killed by an ice berg. Nothing this week about Donald Trump though. These are simple crosswords aiming to make our students talk about what's happening in their world, why it's happening, where, and to whom. As a bonus, there's a crossword. Name the country in which these cities are. (Or perhaps teachers could think of it as summer holiday planning.) Use them in in your home room class, in for subject lessons, in substitution lessons, in lunchtime or after school clubs, in the time-out room, or even in the staffroom.