CA Mission Possible!

Greetings California Discovery Educators! Grab your cameras (or camera
phone). It’s time for our Spring PhotoWalk.

Your “Mission” should you decide to accept it is to visit a California
Mission in your area. Meet with your local CA-DEN members and, with cameras
in hand, photograph your mission noting particular subjects that depict
mission life, artifacts, and architecture that make that mission unique.
Before photographing your mission, review the following CA 4th grade

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.

4.2.5 –  Describe the daily lives of the people, native and nonnative, who
occupied the presidios, missions, ranchos, and pueblos

4.2.6 –  Discuss the role of the Franciscans in changing the economy of
California from a huntergatherer economy to an agricultural economy.

4.2.8 –  Discuss the period of Mexican rule in California and its
attributes, including land grants, secularization of the missions, and the
rise of the rancho economy

PhotoWalks will begin at 9 am. After touring and photographing the mission,
we will meet at a local eating establishment to share, upload and tag
photos. The goal is that by the end of the day we will create a resource
that students and teachers can use in their lessons and projects.

We have three Mission PhotoWalks planned for Saturday, April 28th.

Mission San Jose – Led by DEN Star Karen McMillan (@McTeach)

Mission San Juan Capistrano – Led by DEN Star DENnis Grice (@dgrice)

Mission San Diego – Led by DEN Star Tony Spittell (@oc_tony)

Select the one closest to you and click the form to register. Space is
limited, and these photo walks will fill up, so be sure to sign up to
reserve your spot.

San Jose:
San Juan Capistrano:
San Diego:

Thanks to DENnis Grice for this great event and post!


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