EXPLORING THE CALIFORNIA MISSIONS

LEARNING TOOLS & RESOURCES

Using the lens of California Mission history, this suite of lessons is intended to help teachers and students develop the critical skill set needed to work successfully with primary sources across any subject matter and supports Common Core State Standards.


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LESSONS

Lessons:

PRACTICE with Primary Sources

10_min Preparation time:  up to 10 minutes/lesson
10_min Instruction time:  up to 20 minutes/lesson

Intro Lesson:
• What’s in the Lunchbox?p qg

California Mission Lessons

10_min Preparation time:  up to 30 minutes/lesson
10_min Instruction time:  up to 45 minutes/lesson


Lesson 1:
• Everyday Life p qg

Lesson 2:
• Religion and Spirituality p qg

Lesson 3:
• Further Exploration p qg

 


Huntington PRESENTATION

• What is The Huntington? p

 

 

 

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IMAGES

judgement

Juicio Final (Last Judgment), about 1790.
José Joaquín Esquibel 
Oil on canvas, 98 × 128 ½ in.
The Franciscan Friars at Old Mission San Luis Rey

deppe

Mission San Gabriel, about 1832. 
Ferdinand Deppe
Oil on canvas, 27 × 37 in.
Santa Barbara Mission Archive-Library

bateau

Bateau du Port de San Francisco
(Boat, Port of San Francisco)
, 1822.

Louis Choris 
Color lithograph, 6 ¾ × 10 in.
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, gift of Carol L. Valentine

jeu
Jeu des Habitans de Californie
(Games of the Inhabitants of California)
, 1822.

Louis Choris
Color lithograph, 7 ¼ × 10 ½ in.
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, gift of Carol L. Valentine
indio

Indio de Monterey
(Indian of Monterey)
, 1791.
José Cardero
Sepia on paper, 6 ½ in × 8 in.
Museo Naval de Madrid

india

India e Indio de Monterey
(Indians of Monterey)
, 1791.

José Cardero
Sepia on paper, 9 ¾ in × 7 in.
Museo Naval de Madrid

glory

La Gloria del Cielo
(The Glory of Heaven)
, 1771-72.

José de Páez
Oil on canvas, 72 ½ × 88 ¾ in.
Mission Carmel, Diocese of Monterey.

serra

Retrat de Fra Juníper Serra
(Portrait of Fr. Junípero Serra) 
, 1790.

Father Francesc Caimari Rotger
Oil on canvas, 72 × 48 in. 
Ayuntamiento de Palma, Mallorca

basket1

Chumash Presentation Basket
with Spanish Colonial Coin Designs,
1815–22.

Juana Basilia
Deer grass, Indian rush, sumac,
24 ½ in. diameter, 4 in. height.
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.

basket2

Basketry Bowl, 19th-century
Attributed to Gabrielino/Fernandeño
Deer grass, Indian rush, 16 ½ in. diameter, 5 in. height.
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

coin

Spanish Colonial Coin, late 18th–century.
Silver, 1 ½ in. diameter × ¼ in. height
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.

pb1

Prayerboard with Liturgy
Written in Spanish and Salinan,
1817 (Side A).

Miguel Pieras
Handwritten ink on paper pasted on wood board
National Anthropological Archives,
Smithsonian Institution, MS 1082.

pb2

Prayerboard with Liturgy
Written in Spanish and Salinan,
1817 (Side B).

Miguel Pieras
Handwritten ink on paper pasted on wood board
National Anthropological Archives,
Smithsonian Institution, MS 1082.

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Estado general
, 1769.

José de Gálvez
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

MEDIA

Video

What did California mission music sound like?


Music professor Craig Russell, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, has spent has spent three decades tracking down the answer.



Audio

Purisimeño Dancing Song, Chumash.
Courtesy of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology,
University of California, Berkley.


Salve, traditional Catholic hymn, Performed by Guy Fish.
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

El Fuego (The Fire), California Mission Music
Performed by The John Biggs Consort.
©Regents of the University of California, 1974.




Slideshare Lesson Presentations

All Slideshow Presentations
Includes all hosted slideshows on missionhistory.org


iTunes U Audio
serra_itunes

Junípero Serra: Context & Representation (1713-2013)
Coinciding with the Huntington Library's exhibition in recognition of the 300th anniversary of the birth of Father Junípero Serra, this conference recording brings together an international group of scholars to explore larger contexts within which Serra lived and the various ways he has been represented in California and beyond.


LINKS


This website was made possible by Wells Fargo.

Additional support was provided by the Dan Murphy Foundation, the Milias Foundation, the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation, the Steinmetz Foundation, Scott Jordan, the Turicchi Family Foundation, Heather and Paul Haaga, the William H. Hannon Foundation, the Walter Lantz Foundation, the Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation, the Bill Hannon Foundation, the SahanDaywi Foundation, John and Dorothy Shea, and the United States-Mexico Cultural & Educational Foundation.