Westward Expansion Vocabulary

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Here is a nice set of worksheets that your kids can use while studying the fascinating period of Westward Expansion in the United States. Types of worksheets include a vocabulary quiz, acrostic poem handout, reading comprehension, word puzzles, stationery, and other fun activities. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members use the stationery to compose letters from the perspective of a pioneer on the Oregon Trail or miner in the California Gold Rush
  • Choose worksheets that work according to a particular skill you are developing as a class, such as research, poetry writing, or vocabulary development 
Pros

  • Good variety of worksheet types
  • Can accommodate need for bell ringer worksheets, homework assignments, or simple end-of-the-day activities
Cons

  • Missing answer keys to some of the worksheets, though they will be fairly easy to provide on your own