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Silk Road Word Wall

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 4 - 7

A set of vocabulary cards for a silk road word wall.

World History – Silk Road Vocabulary Word Wall

Print out these Silk Road Word Wall Vocabulary cards and cut them along the line. Stick them up around your room to immerse your students in the content-specific vocabulary.

There is a blank sheet provided at the end for any extra words that your students may want to add.

Silk Road, cultural diffusion, trade, silk, route, barrier, travel trailer, bandits, cargo, expansion, growth, traders, silkworms, China, Mediterranean Sea, buying, selling, merchant, monk, glass, spices, ivory, cotton, cloth, Port City.

What to Do With a Word Wall…Play Word Wall Games!

Word walls are meant to be used! Engage your students with fun games using your classroom word wall. Here are a few ideas!

  • Vocabulary Scavenger Hunt: Divide the class into small groups and give each group a set of vocabulary cards. The groups must race to find and match the vocabulary words to their definitions hidden around the classroom or school.
  • Word Wall Relay: Divide the class into teams and have each team line up. The first person in each line must run to the vocabulary wall, grab a word, and return to their team to give the word to the next person. The next person must then run to the definition and bring it back to the team. The first team to match all the words and definitions wins.
  • Vocabulary Charades: Divide the class into small groups. Each group chooses a vocabulary word and acts out the word for the class to guess.
  • Vocabulary Trivia: Create a trivia-style game with categories such as “People,” “Places,” and “Events,” and have teams answer questions about the vocabulary words.
  • Vocabulary Match-up: Put all the vocabulary words on one side of the board and all the definitions on the other. The class must race to match all the words with their correct definitions.

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