The American West Word Wall Vocabulary Puzzle


Grade Levels
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Social Studies – History, U.S. History
Resource Type
Word Walls, Cooperative Learning
Formats Included
Zip, Google Apps™
32 pages


Products Included in This Bundle:


Help your students build and retain key vocabulary terms with a visually appealing word wall. This resource includes 27 word wall terms related to the American West, vocabulary review strategies, and a review puzzle to support your students’ learning. You can view more in the preview here – The American West Word Wall

The following terms are included – Assimilation, Battle of Little Bighorn, Boomtown, Buffalo Bill Cody, Buffalo Soldiers, Carlisle Indian Industrial School, Chief Joseph, Cowboys, the Dakota Uprising, the Dawes Act, Exodusters, the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868, the Ghost Dance, the Homestead Act, Las Gorras Blancas, the Long Drive, Peon, the Populist Party, Ranchers, Reservation System, the Sand Creek Massacre, Sitting Bull, Sod House, Transcontinental Railroad, Vaqueros, Wounded Knee Massacre, Wovoka

Included in this resource:

  • 27 word wall terms that are specifically correlated with my American West unit bundle. The definitions are written to access students at the middle school level. (PDF – not editable) (NOTE: I used to include an editable PowerPoint file. I’m not going to anymore because they made the files too big, and were frustrating to buyers. If you purchase this product and you would like the PowerPoint version, please feel free to email me.)
  • vocabulary Tarsia review puzzle for students to complete cooperatively or as a full class (PowerPoint, PDF and a Google Slides link)
  • Strategies for implementation
  • The list of vocabulary terms utilized in both resources (PowerPoint, PDF, and a Google Slides link)

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