California Mission Ideas
In California, all fourth-grade students learn about the missions, and often have to do a project on the subject. These projects are so common that you can buy kits at craft stores. Some teachers, however, require that their students be more creative and...
The Spanish missions in Alta California comprise a series of 21 religious and
military outposts; established by Catholic priests of the Franciscan order between
Presents key facts, images and stories about the California Missions, including
historical drawings and visitor information.
From their humble, thatch-roofed beginnings to the stately adobes we see today,
the missions represent a dynamic chapter of California's past. By the time the ...
The decision to create Spanish missions
was political as well as religious. At each Spanish mission
, they recruited neophytes from the local Indians, brought them to live at the mission
and taught them Spanish, farming and other skills. Some missions
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Founding of the Alta California Missions furnished an epic in history. These
architectural monuments are historical reminders of the great Franciscan
3,000 miles away on the West Coast Spaniards sought to claim the lands by
building 21 missions from 1769 to 1823. California's 21 Missions are a fraction of
About the California Missions · Making a Model of a Mission · Map of the Missions
. The Missions in Order of Their Founding. San Diego de Alcalá · Santa Cruz.
From San Diego to Sonoma, 21 missions create a unique trail of history across
California. The red wax seals on the map bear the brands used by each of the ...