I created this take home project as a dinner menu option to help students pick activities that showcase their strengths. Half the class is divided into California missions and the other half into explorers. No more boring "build a mission projects!" This kind of project allows everyone to be creative in their own way! The download contains student packets for the mission/explorer project (stating each main dish and side side), a checklist for items to be turned in, a signature page for parents/student, fourth grade bibliography rules, sample bibliography, fact card print outs, project name list (for teacher), reminder notice to go home, a project work log (students fill in), grading rubrics, and a website note page to help students with researching. My students always love doing this project!