NH187: This unit examines the complex interactions between the Spanish missionaries and native populations of California. Lessons address the romantic view of missions, initial encounters between natives and the Spanish, and life in the missions. The primary source material aims to help students consider all perspectives. A "Resource CD" includes three powerpoint presentations and "pdf" versions of all handouts.
Lesson One: California Missions Romanticized
Lesson Two: Encounters
Lesson Three: Mission Life
Lesson Four: Perspectives Over Time