Champlain

Week 6: Champlain   1605 A.D.

READ:  K – 4:  Samuel de Champlain by Elizabeth MacLeod

5 – 6:   Samuel de Champlain  by Liz Sonneborn

7 – 8:  Samuel de Champlain: Explorer of the Great Lakes Region and Founder of Quebec  by Joseph Sherman

These images were obtained from Amazon.com.  No legal image is available for Samuel de Champlain: Explorer of the Great Lakes Region and Founder of Quebec.

DISCUSS:

  • Where was Champlain born? (France)
  • What were some of Champlain’s skills? (mapmaker, writer, soldier, explorer, trader)
  • What business did he start with the Indians? (fur trade)
  • Describe his relationship with the Indians? (They got along well; he learned from their ways, travelled with them, fought with them, learned their language)
  • Which Indian tribe did he maintain a friendship with? (the Huron)
  • What famous city did he start in Canada? (Quebec)
  • Which Indian tribe did he fight against? (the Iroquois)  Why? (They were enemies of the Huron)

ACTIVITIES:

All ages:  Make a map of Champlain’s voyages using this map from EDUPLACE.COM.  You can use this map from heritage trust for help.  Click HERE:

 K – 3: Coloring Page of Samuel de Champlain.  Click HERE: to get a picture from lecoeurduquartier.files.

4 – 6: Samuel de Champlain worksheet.  Click HERE: This worksheet is from teachervision.

7 – 8: Samuel de Champlain wanted to find a water route across the continent.  Why would this be helpful to fur traders in particular and Europe in general?  Write a 5 paragraph, three proof essay.  (This essay question idea came from the “critical thinking” section on eduplace.com  Here is the link to  THIS WEBSITE)

Copyright September 15, 2012 by Gwen Fredette

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