Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: The Spanish Settlement of Los Angeles

The Spanish Settlement of Los Angeles

Ken Luftig Viste, curator at the La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, a Mexican-American cultural center in downtown Los Angeles, discussed the early settlement of Los Angeles by the Spanish Empire.

Description

Ken Luftig Viste, curator at the La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, a Mexican-American cultural center in downtown Los Angeles, discussed the early settlement of Los Angeles by the Spanish Empire.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Why was Los Angeles founded?
  • What challenges did the original Spanish settlers face when establishing Los Angeles?
  • How did the settlements in New Spain reflect a mixing of different cultures and ethnicities?
  • Describe the effect of the establishment of Los Angeles on the indigenous people there.

Additional Resource

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Ethnicity
    • Indigenous
    • Missions
    • New Spain
    • Presidio
    • Pueblo

    Topics

    State HistoryU.S. History

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh School