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California Missions Overview Informational Text & More Distance Learning

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Permission granted for use with Google Classroom. Keep your students learning with this engaging, standards-based text and activities. Great for distance learning, school breaks or home schools.

Problem: There is a lot of information available on the California Missions, but most of it is too detailed, too difficult, or too broad for 4th graders. I needed an overview of the mission system that was engaging for kids and worked as a companion for the individual mission projects I would assign later. I also wanted a comprehensive unit that could work for a shorter time period and included all necessary background information, a writing assignment based on the text, and a visual arts component that we could display in our classroom.

Solution: We wrote our own text which explained why the missions were built, how they were constructed, their physical and political purposes, how they worked as a community, their impact on the California Native American population and their demise. We added a writing activity in the form of a newspaper page, and finished it off with a really cool art activity. The complete package!

Results: I use my Promethean Board to project the PowerPoint slides. We read the text in chunks, as a whole group, discussing as we go.. Students love the bright colors, accompanying photos and artwork. The foil "stained glass" mission art project is a favorite every year. We’ve even added a simplified version for the non-artists who still want to do the project but lack confidence in their drawing skills. Students then create a "Mission Times" newspaper page that connects with the text. Glue it on the back of the artwork for a project that looks great from both sides!

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28 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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