The River, Road & Rails
Settling the Crossroads of America
VOCABULARY WORDS TO KNOW
(Note: click on the word to find it in the lesson)
One of the first to settle in a new area
A boat with a flat bottom and square ends used to transport freight in shallow waters
The part of water in a river or stream moving in a certain direction
A region or piece of land that has not yet become a State
To plan and map out a section of land
A type of habitat with mostly grasses; Grasslands in North America
The buying and selling of goods between different places
A person who buys and sells goods; a business operator or storekeeper
A broad-wheeled, covered wagon drawn by a team of horses and used to carry freight.
To move toward one point and join together
Activity- Find two of these vocabulary words from the reading exercises and complete a Vocabulary Word Frame. Download Here To Print
Here are some other activities you can complete for a
deeper understanding of our local history.
Create a mural to represent Terre Haute’s early history.
Write a letter to an important person from Terre Haute’s past.
Create newspaper “front pages” which depict important stories from Terre Haute’s early history.