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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... More »
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Spanish missions in California

The Spanish missions in Alta California comprise a series of 21 religious and military outposts; established by Catholic priests of the Franciscan order between  ...

California Missions Resource Center | History of the California ...

Presents key facts, images and stories about the California Missions, including historical drawings and visitor information.

The California Missions Trail

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 in California 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 wer... More »
By Betsy Malloy, Guide A California Missions Resource Website

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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 adventure.

California Missions List of 21 Missions, Photos, Location

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  ...

California Missions - Social Studies Fact Cards

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.

California Mission Foundation - The Missions

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 ...

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Q: What is a California mission?
A: A : a california mission is a big church built by the spanish Read More »
Q: Who started the California missions?
A: Well father junipero seirra built most missions! father Junipero Serra was alive for 7 missions. Read More »
Q: What was the purpose of the California mission?
A: The California mission was for the Spanish Catholics to spread Read More »
Q: Who was the founder of the California missions
A: On July 14, 1769 Galvez sent the expedition of Junipero Serra and G... ...MORE... Read More »
Q: How to Make a Model of a California Mission.
A: Things You'll Need. Cardboard (Optional) Styrofoam Markers Glue and tape Paints. How to Make a Model of a California Mission. Use the websites below to select a... Read More »