NEW PERSPECTIVES ON THE CALIFORNIA MISSIONS
A Unit of Study for 4th Grade
Reproducible activity book, CD-ROM
- romantic views of California’s missions
- initial encounters between Spaniards and Native Californians
- daily realities of mission life
- positive and negative views of mission history
The primary source excerpts boldface difficult words and define them in the margins of the same page so young readers can understand the complex historical record. Activities include reading, writing, discussing, designing a mission compound, and a historic reenactment. With strong teacher preparation notes, 39 pages of reproducible handouts, and a CD-ROM with printable handouts and three PowerPoint® slide shows (pictures of the 21 missions, details of mission architecture, and the missions as communities), the active-learning curriculum is closely based on state history-social science and English standards.
Quantities are limited.
8" x 11"
National Center for History in the Schools