Explore - La Purisima Mission State Historic Park
Program Available for Remote Classrooms
La Purisima Mission SHP - Pre-Visit Video
Explore California's most fully restored mission! Discover the stories and wonders behind La Purisima Mission while traveling through the numerous historic adobe buildings.
Program Topic: California Mission Life at La Purisima Mission State Historic Park
General Description: Explore California's most fully restored mission! Discover the stories and wonders behind La Purisima Mission while traveling through the numerous historic adobe buildings. In approximately 45 minutes, your classroom will be able to tour portions of the mission while asking questions and participating in interactive discussions to see what California Mission Life was once like.
The program is designed to share the role of the California Mission's while also highlighting daily life and work at La Purisima Mission. Daily life, mission era trades, living quarters and even the main church will be explored throughout the Virtual Field Trip.
Be sure to explore our great digital open educational resources! You can find links to our self-guided virtual tour and Smithsonian Learning Lab Collection in our Padlet. Information regarding the use of the California Mission Flipgrid Topics can be found in the La Purisima Virtual Field Trip Resources. See below for additional information and links!
Academic Content Standard Subject Area: History/Social Science
3. Knowledge Constructor: Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts, and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others.
3b. Students build knowledge by actively exploring real world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories, and pursing answers and solutions.
7. Global Collaborator: Students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and enrich their learning by collaborating with others and working effectively in teams locally and globally.
7d. Students explore local and global issues and use collaborative technologies to work with others to investigate solutions.
History–Social Science Content Standards Grade Four California: A Changing State:
4.2 Students describe the social, political, cultural, and economic life and interactions among people of California from the pre-Columbian societies to the Spanish mission and Mexican rancho periods.
Fourth Grade Education and the Environment Initiative Curriculum (EEI):
4.2.6. Discuss the role of the Franciscans in changing the economy of California from a hunter-gatherer economy to an agricultural economy.
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