Word Wall Westward Expansion Vocabulary Practices


Social Studies – History, U.S. History, Other (Social Studies – History)
Grade Levels
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Resource Type
Activities, Word Walls, Posters
File Type
Zip (95 MB|50 pages)


Products Included in This Bundle:


Help your students build and retain key vocabulary terms with a visually appealing word wall. This resource includes 46 word wall terms related to the Westward Expansion, vocabulary review strategies, and a review puzzle to support your students’ learning.

The following terms are included – “54, 40’ or Fight,” Acquisition, Andrew Jackson, Annex, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, Battle of San Jacinto, Battle of the Alamo, Brigham Young, Cede/Cession, Chinese Immigrants, Clipper Ship, Davy Crockett, Donner Party, Elias Boudinot, Forty-niners, Gadsden Purchase, the Indian Removal Act of 1830, James K. Polk, John O’Sullivan, John Ross, Joseph Smith, Lewis and Clark Expedition, Lone Star Republic, Louisiana Purchase, Manifest Destiny, Marcus & Narcissa Whitman, Mexican Cession, Mexican-American War, The Mormons, The Mountain Men, Nullification, Oregon Country, Oregon Trail, rendezvous, Sacagawea, Sam Houston, Santa Fe Trail, South Pass, Sutter’s Mill, Texas Revolution, Trail of Tears, The Treaty of Guadalupe-Hildalgo, the Treaty of New Echota, Winfield Scott, Worcester v. Georgia, Zachary Taylor, Zebulon Pike

Included in this resource:

  • 46 word wall terms that are specifically correlated with my Westward Expansion 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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