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Parliament and Elections This crossword will help you to understand some of the words we use at Parliament.Read the clues and write the word that matches the meaning of the clue. Organised political group with similar aims and values.. the choice made for a political party or local MP . Voters must be a minimum of ____ years old.. Geographical area represented by an MP.. There are two types of electorates- Māori and _______________.. Big
Crawley Down Lanes Be careful spellings may not be what you think. Go by phonetics. The American plane tree. Misspelling of a person who tends floral areas. Can be baked in a kiln + Thirty six inches. A small place of worship. A piece cut off a plant + an alkali solution. Big
Medieval Kingdoms in Europe middle class. iron plow . the grant of land that a lord made to a vassal . an agricultural estate that a lord ran and peasants worked. set of unwritten rules . Big
30 Great Brits Fill in the grid with the surnames of these famous British people Microbiologist who in 1928 noticed that a certain mould destroyed certain bacteria.. Author of Emma, Persuasion, Mansfield Park etc in the late 18th and early 19th Centuries.. Queen of England 1533-36 and mother of Queen Elizabeth I. She was beheaded.. Pioneering nurse during the Crimean War,1853-56, and founder of two Schools of Nursing. . Victorian writer of Silas Marner, Middlemarch, etc whose real name was Mary Ann Evans. . Hard
Geography of Europe Political and Physical Features of Europe 2nd largest peninsula in Europe and located on the countries of Portugal and Spain . 2nd largest river in Europe and important for trade. Important route for trade and cultural exchange. Country located north of the English Channel. Country located east of Spain and west of Germany. Big
Pompeii the mountain that erupted in Pompeii.. A city near Pompeii.. A female child of her parents.. A trembling of the ground.. A town covered in ash from the mountain.. Big
British Democracy An 'Act' of 1832 which broadened the number of men who could vote to include small landowners and shopkeepers. . The number of demands made in 1838 by the Chartist Movement in 'The People's Charter'.. A key word meaning 'to be granted the vote or the state of having the vote'. . A key term meaning 'the right to vote in political elections'.. A very small area able to elect an MP based on a few (sometimes just one) voters.. Big
Roman Goddesses Goddess of Love, Desire, Sex, and Prosperity. Goddess of Flowers and Spring. Goddess of the Harvest, Agriculture and Motherly Relationships,daughter of Saturn and Ops. . Mother of Zeus / Wife of Cronus. Goddess of the Dawn. Hard
British Football Record Premier league goalscorer. DB7. UEFA defender of the year 3 times. Most capped England player. Host of match of the day. Big
Victory In Europe To celebrate/ show great joy or delight (8).. The name of the British King on the 8th May 1945 (6).. An Eastern Asian country that still needed to be defeated by 8th May 1945 (5). . The action that Germany took to help stop WW2.. The first European country to be invaded by Germany during WW2 (6).. Older Children
England in Trouble The King of England after Godwinson, left no heir when he died. people with bows. What country did William live in?. The one chosen by the Witan. what country did Edward live in?. Big
Vikings silence. a large container used for drinking. a young unmarried woman. an idea or story that many people believe but is not true. to take something by force . Older Children
Henry Lawson Implementing biblical what?. Lawson characterises the Australian identity as citizens who lack what? . Anonymous individual identifying the priest as the what?. “The union buries its dead”, Lawson challenges the what? notions. Where Lawson was born. Big
Middle Age Europe Group of Craftsmen. Land given to a vassal. District over which a lord had control. Where monks live. First Holy Roman Emperor. Hard
The English Civil War They believed Christians should not do anything that was not taught in the Bible. the king possessed unlimited power;. Parliament established in replacement of the Rump parliament . He was known as 'the Great Elector'. government officials. Hard
The French Revolution as a military conflict between the First French Empire and the allied powers of the Spanish Empire.. The wealthiest members of the Third Estate.. First and second estates could operate as this to stop the third estate from getting its way.. Traditional lists of grievances written by the people.. Paris-July 14, 1789, the storming of this medieval fortress and prison. The warden was killed by the mob and his head paraded around on a pike.. Hard
French Revolution middle class including merchant’s industrialist and people part of the 3rd estate . the very violent period of time during the French revolution under the rule of Robespierre . 2% of the population . a combination of the absolute monarchy and feudalism in France Suffrage, the right to vote . The country Marie Antoinette was from. Hard
Germany What is there leading export?. Light meal eaten between 8-9pm. Full of full grain breads, rolls, cheese, meats. A breakfast food. Two fat white sausages are served in a little pot of warm water, typically with a soft pretzel and sweet Senf (mustard). Tradition holds that the sausage must be consumed before noon.. German currency. Fruit bread with nuts, spices, dried or candied food, coated with powdered sugar or icing. Big
London Monument london the queen's crown is in that castle. house of the queen. clock. it is pointy at the top. sometimes it opens to let boats through. Older Children
Renaissance the priest rules in the name of God or a god. an English playwrite. attitudes, activities, or other things that have no religious or spiritual basis. a person who gives financial or other support to a person, organization, cause, or activity. the drawing of a solid object on a two-dimensional surface. Hard
Italy Do You Know Where to go in Italy? Volcano that destroyed Popeii. Largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. A crooked tower. Medieval Cathedral. Italy's Capital. Big
Northern Ireland Second main political party. Boy's name turned county. Northeast county in NI. One of the main political parties in NI. Laws passed against Roman Catholics. Big
European Middle Ages system of promises that governed the relationship between lords and vassals. to cast out from the church. document listing rights that the king could not ignore. a knight who promised to support a lord in exchange for land. plague that spread across Europe from 1348-1351. Hard
Rome the period of peace and prosperity. supreme ruler. roman general and member of the first triumvirate. wealthy landowners. Italian ecclesiastic (pope). Hard
British Imperialism two wars in the mid-19th century involving British and Chinese/Manchu disputes over British trade in China and China's sovereignty.. second war, when the British and the Boers fought each other; led to the British control of South Africa and a mass genocide of the Boers in “refugee camps” where they were starved until the surrendered or died.. foreign affairs initially used to refer to the United States policy established in the late 19th century and the early 20th century; spearheaded by Secretary of State John Hay.. task, believed by white European colonizers, that they were to impose “superior” Western civilization on the “savage, heathen, inferior” black and Asian inhabitants of European colonies.. South African Dutch Afrikaner republic that discovered gold in the region in 1886 sparking the interest of the British in South Africa, which resulted in a gold rush and later the Boer Wars from 1899 - 1902.. Hard
Ottoman Empire a flat-topped conical red hat with a black tassel on top, worn in military, businesses,and religion. Country in the Middle East, former Ottoman Empire. a Muslim sovereign. the Great War, the first global war originated from Europe. Modern day Constantinople, conquered by the Ottoman. Big
Ireland Crossword It's the surname of Ireland. The people living in Ireland are called .... The origin of Ireland comes from the name .... The national day is the day of .... It's the capital city of Ireland. Big
The Charge of the Light Brigade When the poem starts in the middle of the action. The poetic technique used in the line: 'Into the jaws of Death,'. Repetiton of a phrase at the beginning of a set of lines. The poetic technique is used in the line: 'Storm'd at with shot and shell,'. The poet. Older Children
Greece and Rome This is where the chariot races were held. This was the home of the Patricians in Rome. Something passed down from generation to generation. This is the language of the Roman Empire. This is believed to be where the home of the Greek Gods was located. Big
London The most famous shopping street in London.. The guards at the Tower of London are called.... Many British go there to drink beer.. It is the largest broadcaster in the world, responsible for recording some of the world's most famous TV programmes.. The river running through London.. Big
Magna Carta a tall narrow building, either free-standing or forming part of a building such as a church or castle.. a member of the lowest order of the British nobility. it is not used as a form of address, and is usually being referred to as ‘Lord’. a place regarded in various religions as the abode of God and the angels, and of the good after death, often traditionally depicted as being above the sky.. Medieval Latin for 'the Great Charter of the Liberties. a charter of liberties to which the English barons forced King John to give his assent in June 1215 at Runnymede. Hard
Louis XIV Europeans, England, the holy roman empire and ______ saw louis strong power as a threat . Louis had the title of __________ because he thought he was the center of the world.. What happened in 1677 ?. At what age did Louis become king ?. Was king Louis Christian or Catholic ?. Big
Rome and Greece This is were the chariot races were held. These were the wealthy people of the Roman Empire. Knowledge or ideas passed from one generation to another. The language spoken throughout the Roman Empire. The Greek gods are believed to have lived here. Big
Big Ben and Westminster Palace man who plotted to blow up Parliament. includes England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland. where bells hang in the bell tower. weight that hangs from the clock and swings side to side. ceremony for crowning a new king or queen. Easy
Medieval Europe This is a courtyard or open space surrounded by walls.. A polearm weapon with the attacking end being a long blade, similar to a butterknife.. The blunted end of a lance. . A short hand held weapon much like a club but with a round end.. A stone structure that protected the gate of a castle.. Big
Parliament Words Crossword A vote not counted. A proposal put forward for decision by the Senate. The forming of a nation. A group of senior ministers preferred by the Prime Minister. The second chamber in a two chamber parliament. Hard
Classic Greece Terms Athenian 'lottery' machine used to elect officials. Worship and belief in many gods. Citizens gather together to vote on laws and policies. Philosopher interested in ethics (right and wrong). Humorous skit that often mocked famous people. Big
German use the hints below to solve the puzzle what you make your kids pull weeds in. fort knox. subway eat fresh. a cluster of rooms filled with dusty artifacts that you drag your kids through. it is what you say when you do not know something. Hard
French Revolution Device for beheading commonly used in the French Revolutionary period. Idea that a monarch rules through the might and will of God. Name given to the intellectual period of 18th-century Europe. This was the basis of the French economy in the 18th century. Composed of the high-ranking clergy. Big
1919 Paris Peace Conference Baltic city in the Polish Corridor. Egyptian potentate in Ottoman empire. Frenchman of the 'Big Four'. capital of French Lorraine (province). border river between Bulgaria and Rumania. Hard
Ancient Rome built for chariot racing. native language of Romans. high ranking offical. the art of public speaking. elected representative of the plebeian council. Hard
The French Revolution and More... huge, colorful, religious, battles of violence, and Greek or Roman influence. forced replacement of top government leaders by a new group of leaders. military tactic in which soldiers destroy everything. wealthy upper class society (Madame Geoffrin and other women). government established in France after the overthrow of the Directory in 1799, with Napoleon as first consul in control of the entire government. Hard
French Revolution Legislative body of France. A machine designed to behead people quickly with minimal pain. The middle class; Merchants. A sudden overthrow of government. Relating to or originating with ones country. Big
Germany 1924-1929 Government and Oppostion 1925 Treaties whereby Germany promised to respect the western frontier. Policy advocated by Stresemann. 1928 Pact that condemned recourse to war as a means of solving international disputes. Party that Stresemann was leader of. British statesman who Stresemann resembled in temperament and physique. Hard
Treaty of Versailles French Premier. The side who won WWI. Place where the Treaty of Versaille was signed. An agreement to end fighting between warring nations. Germany were not allowed to have any of these. Hard
Rome Language of the Romans. This is the name of a type of clothing the men wore in rome . This man was killed by his brother Romulus. The Romans enjoyed chart racing at the ________ Maximus. the largest group of Roman soldier. Big
London During 2015-16, this system carried 1.34 billion passengers around London.. Which train stop does this bear eat marmalade sandwiches?. This garden is full of market stalls.. The government debate here.. This cafe needs saving!. Big
British Empire Find all the missing words about the largest Empire that ever existed! An interviewer who interviewed over 20,000 sailors. A lawyer who campaigned for the abolition of slavery. A country discovered by Jacques Cartier. A country in Southern Asia under the British Empire. A country that has been overrun by foreigners and is occupied by those people. Big
Europe and Russia crossword puzzle knowledge, experience, beliefs, values, attitudes, meanings, hierarchies, religion.. River in western Russia. when goods and people can now flow freely across there counties border.. where people can flow freely between 2 countries.. a person who supports or believes in the principles of communism.. Big
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