Make history come alive through skits! My students love performing skits so I wrote a short two page script about the beginning of missions in California. The students work in small groups of 4 to read and act out how and why the Spanish started missions in California. Give your students the chance to be creative and theatrical while learning California's early history. If you like these, be sure to check out the set of 6 other short skits I have listed about life at the missions, presidios, and pueblos. Have fun!