Starter and Objective
Describe how people traveled across the U.S.
without cars, trains, or airplanes. Write your answer
in a complete sentence. Be prepared to share your
I Can Statement: I can connect the vocabulary
terms for this unit to the definition.
Use a Vocabulary Worksheet to gather the terms or phrases of this
Write a definition in the labeled space on the form.
Work with a team (no more than 4 students per team) to complete
the worksheet using pictures displayed around the room. This work
will be a 3 minute timed activity at each picture. Each team begins
at the picture assigned to them.
Write a complete sentence using the term or phrase within the 3
minute time limit.
Share your team’s answer with the class when directed.
Vocabulary Walk Example
Example vocabulary phrase: Westward
Write then share your definition guess.
Definition: The movement of settlers
into the American West beginning after
Lewis and Clark explored the Louisiana
Purchase fueled by travel reports along
the Oregon Trail, the Gold Rush in
California, and a belief that the U. S.
should include all areas unclaimed by
other nations between the Atlantic and
Sentence using westward expansion: https://www.history.com/topics/westward-expansion (accessed 8--6-2019). Definition adapted from website introduction.
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Vocabulary Walk #1
Definition: The term is
sometimes used to
refer collectively to all
the migration routes
from the Missouri River
to the Pacific Ocean.
https://www.thefreedictionary.com/Overland+Trail (accessed 8-6-2019).
westward-trail-2.jpg (accessed 8-2-2019).
Vocabulary Walk #2
Definition: The right to
vote in political
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Seraph Young, first woman to vote in Utah, February 14, 1870. Mural in the House
of Representative Chamber, State Capitol Building, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Photographer: Helen Elaine Jones (6-12-2019).
Vocabulary Walk #3
Definition: A person who
pleads for the extension of
voting rights (especially for
Can you name the women
in the picture?
Vocabulary Walk #4
A part of the U.S. not
included within any state
but organized with a
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/territory (accessed 8-6-2019).
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Vocabulary Walk #5
Definition: A native-born or
naturalized person who
owes allegiance to a
government and is entitled
to protection from it.
Sentence: https://www.merriam-webster.come/dictionary/citizen (accessed 8-6-2019).
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Vocabulary Walk #6
The practice or condition
of having more than one
spouse, especially wife, at
https://www.dictionary.com/browse/polygamy (accessed 8-6-2019). 1850’s
definition used for this lesson.
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when everyone had to remain still during the
picture was taken: Lyman Wight’s family.
Vocabulary Walk #7
Definition: An official count
or survey of a population,
typically recording various
details of individuals.
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https://cdn.britannica.com/s:300x300/19/78519-004-F69775CE.jpg (accessed 8-6-
Vocabulary Walk #8
Relating to a town or
city or its local
https://www.dictionary.com/browse/municipal (accessed 8-6-2019).
Salt Lake City, Utah downtown scene from the state capitol building.
Photographer: Helen Elaine Jones (6-12-2019)
Vocabulary Walk #9
Ratify an Amendment
Definition: To confirm by
approval, or formal
sanction a change in the
recognized laws of U.S.
https://www.dictionary.com/browse/ratify (accessed 8-6-2019). Definition
adapted from website introduction to prevent using part of the term
within the definition.
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Westward Expansion Introduction
Write the main ideas of
the following video on the
back of the vocabulary
How does this video link
Westward Expansion to
pg (accessed 8-2-2019).
https://spartacus-educational.com/WWwagontrains4.JPG (accessed 8-2-2019).
Choose a vocabulary term or
phrase and sentence from the
Vocabulary Walk Worksheet.
On a separate paper or in the
textbox provided in the digital
student lesson version, write a
paragraph describing how the
chosen vocabulary term or
phrase like the Overland Trails
map applies to the Westward
e-westward-trail-2.jpg (accessed 8-2-2019).