Get ready for a fun and exciting way to learn about the California Missions. Learn all 21 missions by using a hand motion for each mission. Each hand motion features a characteristic that makes that mission unique or distinctive. Begin your journey with the first mission and conclude with the last mission, in the order they were founded. Along the way, there are interesting facts to learn about each place. Students are active participants, using three of the five senses. The motions are a memory trigger for interesting facts. It it similar to a mnemonic device and great for kinesthetic learners. It can be used at the beginning or end of class as a warm up or closing activity, used individually by a student, or incorporated into a curriculum unit. Put all the motions together and have a contest to see how fast students can perform all the hand motions in order. Use it to quiz students about interesting facts. Includes a brief history of Father Serra. Great for Father Serra's 300th birthday anniversary. The hand motions are a combination of creativity, American Sign Language, and American Indian Sign Language. It's unique, repetitive, systematic and fun! 28 slides total. Can be used with the companion mp4 movie offered separately on this site.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License