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Resources for Students-CA Mission Project

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July 10, 2015

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:

San Diego de Alcala

San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo

San Antonio de Padua

San Gabriel Archangel

San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

San Francisco de Asis

San Juan Capistrano

Santa Clara de Asis

San Buenaventura

Santa Barbara

La Purisima Concepcion

Santa Cruz

Nuestra Senora de la Soledad

San Jose

San Juan Bautista

San Miguel Arcangel

San Fernando Rey de España

San Luis Rey de Francia

Santa Ines

San Rafael Arcangel

San Francisco Solano