Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: The Settlement of Detroit and New France

French Settlement of Detroit

Bill Pringle, curatorial assistant at the Detroit Historical Museum toured the museum and explained the early settlement of the area surrounding Detroit and the native Americans who lived their previously.

Description

Bill Pringle, curatorial assistant at the Detroit Historical Museum toured the museum and explained the early settlement of the area surrounding Detroit and the native Americans who lived their previously.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • How does Detroit’s name reflect its important location?
  • Describe the lifestyles of native American groups that inhabited the area that became Detroit.
  • Why did French establish a settlement in Detroit?
  • Describe the type of farming that took place in New France. What were the advantages of this?
  • Describe the economic and strategic benefits of the location of Detroit in New France.

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Antoine Cadillac
    • Chippewa
    • Commerce
    • Detroit River
    • Fur Trade
    • Huron
    • Moundbuilders
    • New France
    • Ottawa
    • Pottawatomi
    • Ribbon Farm
    • Strait

    Topics

    GeographyState HistoryU.S. History

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh School