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Showing Grade 4, Unit 2c, Missions, Presidios, Ranchos, and Pueblos
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Day in the Life of a Friar

http://www.ca-missions.org/davis.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This article by the California Mission Studies Association describes the daily life of the Franciscan friars in California's missions. Standard 4.2.3

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 889

Mission San Luis Rey

http://www.sanluisrey.org/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Visit the San Luis Rey Mission at this site. Learn about the history of the mission and view pictures of the buildings and artifacts. Standard 3.2.3, 3.3.1 and 4.2.5

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2177

Presidio of San Francisco: Cultural History

http://www.nps.gov/prsf/history/index.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The cultural history of the Presidio of San Francisco is broken into the following topics: Native History, Spanish Period. Mexican Period, U.S. Military, National Park, Archeology, and Architecture. Standards 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.3.1, 4.2.1, 4.2.4, and 4.2.8

Comments: The layout and pictures are great but the amount of information is limited at this National Park Service site.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2517

Ranch and Mission Days in Alta California

http://www.sfmuseum.org/hist2/rancho.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here is a desription of the Spanish mission system from the point of view of Guadalupe Vallejo, neice of General Mariano G. Vallejo. Her view can be summarized by the following: "It seems to me that there never was a more peaceful or happy people on the face of the earth than the Spanish, Mexican, and Indian population of Alta California before the American conquest." Standards 3.3.1, 4.2.5 and 4.2.6

Comments: Here is a fascinating description of daily life at the missions from the Spanish settler perspective.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2569

Ranchos of California

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/EART/rancho.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Along with the Spain's religious plan of establishing missions and military plan of founding presidios, there was the civil plan of establishing farming communities - ranchos and pueblos - in California. At one time Spanish and Mexican ranchos covered some of the most fertile land in California. To say that the cities of Pasadena, Huntington Beach, San Clemente, Oakland, and many others, are on land once part of a Spanish land grant is a historical statement. However there is no visible evidence of these large ranchos with their adobe houses. Consequently, they have become the almost forgotten portion of California's pastoral era. Standard 4.3.3

Comments: This site was developed from the source "Grants of land in California made by Spanish or Mexican authorities," by Chris Perez, Boundary Determination Office State Lands Commission Boundary Investigation Unit

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2571

California Mission Links

http://donaldlaird.com/landmarks/missions.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This collection of links dealing with the California Missions contains links to sites about individual Missions as well as sites about multiple Missions. Standards 3.3.1, 4.2.3, 4.3.5, 4.3.4 and 4.3.6

Resource Type: Compilation of Links.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 538

California Missions

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/1051/General_Info.htm

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This is a list of all of the California missions with some brief facts about each. Standard 4.2.4

Comments: This site is useful for its complete lists of missions.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 539

Cyber Serra Project

http://www.newhall.k12.ca.us/newhall/cyberserra/cyberserra.htm

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: Join us as Cyber Serra helps you tour the 21 California Missions. A modern Father Junipero Serra, Cyber Serra is a little more plump, and has some computer skills, but for the most part is still interested in his 21 missions, especially the eight he actually helped to build. Cyber Serra comes back to view the missions from his perspective, sporting a laptop computer and a box of doughnuts! He enjoys looking at each mission, including the landforms surrounding the mission. Standards 3.3.1, 4.2.3, 4.3.5. and 4.3.6

Comments: This is a clever angle on a mission tour.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 866

Dominguez Ranch

http://www.dominguezrancho.org/history/general/desert_protection_act.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: The Rancho San Pedro is the site of the First Spanish land grant in California. The land was granted in 1784 by King Carlos III to Juan Jose Dominguez, a retired Spanish soldier who came to California with the Portola expedition and later with Father Juniperro Serra. The original land grant encompassed 75,000 acres, including the entire Los Angeles harbor. The land has passed through successive generations and remains in the Dominguez family. Today, the descendants operate the Watson Land Company and the Carson Estates Company on the original Rancho land. Standard 3.3.3, 4.2.3, and 4.2.8

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 934

El Pueblo de Los Angeles

http://cwis.usc.edu:80/isd/archives/la/historic/el_pueblo.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This page is a hotlinked list of sites in the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Park. Each hotlink describes the person or place on the outline. Standard 3.3.3, 4.2.3 and 4.2.4

Comments: This site developed by USC has important material but is disappointingly brief.

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1058

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