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Grade Level: 4th

History-Social Science Content Standard:
(use HSS standard language)
4.2 Students describe the social, political, cultural, and economic life and interactions among people of California from the pre-Columbian societies to the Spanish mission and Mexican rancho periods.
4.2.3. Describe the Spanish exploration and colonization of California, including the relationships among soldiers, missionaries, and Indians (e.g., Juan Crespi, Junipero Serra, Gaspar de Portola).
4.2.4. Describe the mapping of, geographic basis of, and economic factors in the placement and function of the Spanish missions; and understand how the mission system expanded the influence of Spain and Catholicism throughout New Spain and Latin America.

Common Core English Language Arts (ELA) Standard(s): (use Common Core standard language)
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.

3 Web Resources

4 Multiple Choice Quiz Questions

1. Why were missions built so basic in the beginning of their creations?

2. What is a basilica?

3. What mission was the first basilica?

4. How many mission are there all together in California? How many have been restored and still standing in California today?


Why were missions established in the first place? What were the purposes of continuing having them after their original purpose was over and done with? 

Do you think that the European Catholics had the right to make or convert people who did not want to be converted or changed?

INSTRUCTIONS: you can open up notes in your ipad or google docs in order to answer these questions. If you use your ipad please turn in one paper in as a group, if you chose to use google docs share the document with your group and work on the one assignment together. 

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