Life in the Missions of California

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Academics explore the topic of life in California Missions for Native Americas. Class members complete a research activity, respond to writing prompts, and engage in hands-on-activities to learn who lived in the missions and what life was like on a daily basis.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Lead a group discussion on what pupils think life was like in a mission for Native Americans
  • Have learners create images that represent vocabulary words
Classroom Considerations

  • Vocabulary words such as mission, presidios, and pueblo may be unfamiliar to students

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  • Includes extended activities for additional learning 

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