Life in a Spanish Mission: A Comparative View of Different Cultures

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Description: Students will discover the daily trials of life for all people who lived in the Spanish missions in California in the 1800s by analyzing the diary entries and accounts from a family living in Monterey, California, in 1838.  The students will compare and contrast the range of feelings among the different groups by analyzing the diary entries as well as determine the cultural influences, good and bad, that the Spanish had on the Native Americans of the time.

 Grade level(s): Middle                     Standards: PASS, GFL             Produced By: Denise Aquilar