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This vocabulary matching activity is an awesome way to review the major concepts of Westward Expansion. There are 24 vocabulary terms in all. Students can use this activity as a memory game, for a classroom word wall, or as an independent review.
- 24 vocabulary terms and definitions
This matching vocabulary activity covers Georgia Performance Standards:
SS4H6 The student will explain westward expansion of America between 1801 and 1861.
a. Describe territorial expansion with emphasis on the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark expedition, and the acquisitions of Texas (the Alamo and independence), Oregon (Oregon Trail), and California (Gold Rush and the development of mining towns).
b. Describe the impact of the steamboat, the steam locomotive, and the telegraph on life in America.
c. Describe the impact of westward expansion on Native Americans.
I hope you and your students enjoy this matching activity!