This is a reproducible book of crossword puzzles about the United States. The book is divided into ten thematic units. Topics for the units are state names (2 units) , state capitals (2 units), presidents (2 units), symbols, landmarks, events and famous people. Each unit has nine puzzles. The students are first given a sentence with the vocabulary word in it. These same sentences, with the vocabulary word removed and replaced by a blank, become the clues used in the crossword puzzles. After studying the written clues a visual clue is introduced.
A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans
Author: Gary Krist
Publisher: Broadway Books
From bestselling author Gary Krist, a vibrant and immersive account of New Orleans’ other civil war, at a time when commercialized vice, jazz culture, and endemic crime defined the battlegrounds of the Crescent City Empire of Sin re-creates the remarkable story of New Orleans’ thirty-years war against itself, pitting the city’s elite “better half” against its powerful and long-entrenched underworld of vice, perversity, and crime. This early-20th-century battle centers on one man: Tom Anderson, the undisputed czar of the city's Storyville vice district, who fights desperately to keep his empire intact as it faces onslaughts from all sides. Surrounding him are the stories of flamboyant prostitutes, crusading moral reformers, dissolute jazzmen, ruthless Mafiosi, venal politicians, and one extremely violent serial killer, all battling for primacy in a wild and wicked city unlike any other in the world.