Welcome California 4th Graders!
You are about to embark on an adventure to California’s past. As you learned in 3rd grade, California was home to many indigenous people before the arrival of the Spanish. Now in 4th grade you were probably assigned a mission and are going to start your research. This year you will learn about how the missions changed California. Here are some sites that hopefully will help you with your project. Good luck and have fun!
Biography St. Junipero Serra- A biography about the priest who founded the first nine missions in California.
California Missions Native History- this website was created by the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center. It seeks to present the Native point-of-view on the history and impact of each of California’s twenty-one missions on California tribes for students, teachers and the general public.
Words Can Hurt- A great resource to speak and write correctly about Native Americans.
List of 21 California Missions- in the order they were founded: