Word Wall – Events Leading to the Civil War Vocabulary Puzzle


Grade Levels
6th – 9th
Social Studies – History, U.S. History, Other (Social Studies – History)
Resource Type
Activities, Handouts, Word Walls
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Help your students build and retain key vocabulary terms with a visually appealing word wall. This resource includes 31 word wall terms related to the Events Leading to the Civil War, vocabulary review strategies, and a review puzzle to support your students’ learning. You can view more in the preview here.

The following terms are included – Abolitionist, the American Colonization Society, the Amistad, Angelina and Sarah Grimke, Bleeding Kansas, Charles Sumner, the Compromise of 1850, Denmark Vesey, the Free-Soil Party, Frederick Douglass, the Fugitive Slave Act, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Tubman, Henry Clay, John Brown, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, the Missouri Compromise, Nat Turner’s Rebellion, nullification, the Pearl Incident, Popular Sovereignty, Preston Brooks, resistance, resilience, sectionalism, Sojourner Truth, Stephen Douglas, the Tallmadge Amendment, the Temperance Movement, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the Whigs, William Lloyd Garrison

Included in this resource:

  • 31 word wall terms that are specifically correlated with my Events Leading to the Civil War unit bundle. The definitions are written to access students at the middle school level. (PowerPoint – editable and PDF – not editable)
  • vocabulary 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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