Las misiones españolas de California (California's Spanish Missions)
Guided Rd. Level V
Interest Level 2-7
With the discovery of the New World, the countries of Europe raced to claim the new land and its riches. The Spanish built missions in California to bring Christianity to the Native Americans living there and to protect the land from being taken by other countries. This book tells the story of the missions, the people who built them, and the way the missions changed the lives of Native Americans.
Ignite a curiosity about history through primary sources such as maps, letters, images, and photographs. This Spanish primary source reader will help English language learners achieve social studies literacy. Features include:
- Text features such as a glossary, index, captions, sidebars, and table of contents increase comprehension and build academic vocabulary
- Track It! culminating activity challenges students to create a time line of the Mission Era
- Your Turn! activity challenges students to write a journal entry from the perspective of a California Native American
- Read and Respond provides post-reading questions that develop critical thinking
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