Westward Expansion: Vocabulary


US History Age of Jackson and Westward Expansion Westward Expansion Vocabulary
Students engage with key vocabulary related to expansion of the western frontier.

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Key Vocabulary


Overview
This experience engages students with key vocabulary related to expansion of the western frontier. The experience can be used as an introduction or a review at the end of the unit.


Which of the following words are you familiar with?

1) annex
2) canal
3) cede
4) destiny
5) dispute
6) emigrant
7) frontier
8) livestock
9) mineral
10) missionary
11) mode of transportation
12) terrain
13) territory
14) toll
15) turnpike

Which of the following words are you not familiar with?

1) annex
2) canal
3) cede
4) destiny
5) dispute
6) emigrant
7) frontier
8) livestock
9) mineral
10) missionary
11) mode of transportation
12) terrain
13) territory
14) toll
15) turnpike

These two polls provide a general picture of the students’ familiarity with the vocabulary words. If necessary, discuss unfamiliar words with the class.


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