May 20

A Mission Tale

The Spanish missions were built in California, called Alta California at the time, between the years 1769 and 1833. There were 21 missions built during this time period. The missions were built to spread Christianity in Alta California and to secure Spain’s claim to the land. What was life like for the native California Indians during this time period? Watch this GoAnimate by Miranda and Lauren.


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Posted May 20, 2015 by Mrs. McKelvey in category Student Posts

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Hello my name is Karen McKelvey and I am a 3rd grade teacher at Curie Elementary School in San Diego, California. I began teaching at Curie Elementary in 2002. I feel fortunate to be part of such a great community. I love blogging with my students as it provides them with an authentic audience for their work. Collaborative group work and project-based learning are key components of my classroom. I completed my Masters degree in Educational Technology from San Diego State University in 2010. Many of the concepts/pedagogy and technologies I learned about in this program, like learning management systems, Google tools, and blogs are implemented in my classroom. Technology plays a key role in the learning that occurs in our classroom. We don’t learn about technology, we learn with technology. Students are engaged in activities that incorporate writing, research skills, critical and creative thinking skills, and much more on a daily basis.

2 thoughts on “A Mission Tale

  1. Garret

    This video is very interesting. Especially how they have no legs and how they speak. It is very informational.
    From, Garret

  2. Jeremy

    This is very funny,like how they have no neck. You used Go Animate in a very useful way. I learned a lot about missions, like how people keep Indians as slaves.


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