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Title:
The California missions
Author:
Heinrichs, Ann.
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis, Minn. : Compass Point Books, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Describes the beginning of the Spanish mission system in California, its expansion, and the effects of the missions on the native peoples of that area.
Language:
English
Contents:
Big things from small beginnings -- How the missions began -- How the missions grew -- Daily life on a mission -- Losing a way of life -- The end of the mission era.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.3 0.5 56851.
ISBN:
9780756502089
Format :
Book

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Describes the beginning of the Spanish mission system in California, its expansion, and the effects of the missions on the native peoples of that area.


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Gr 5-8 Accessible texts, each with 9 or 10 short chapters, are packed with information, and include some details that will be new to students. For example, in Emancipation, mention of Lincoln's meticulous attention to detail and his insistence on a minor change in the document hours before its delivery provide fascinating insight into the significance of the Proclamation and the nature of the president. In addition, photographs of several former slaves along with a discussion of their lives after emancipation are provided. The information and inviting layouts will capture the interest of report writers and may even draw in reluctant researchers. Each volume is primarily illustrated with captioned color reproductions, but there are also black-and-white and color photographs and archival maps. These titles are more visually appealing and contain more facts than Brendan January's The Emancipation Proclamation (1997) and Gail Sakurai's The Louisiana Purchase (1998, both Children's). However, for depth of material and illustrations, Rhoda Blumberg's What's the Deal? Jefferson, Napoleon and the Louisiana Purchase (National Geographic, 1998) would be the preferred choice on that topic. -Dona J. Helmer, College Gate School Library, Anchorage, AK (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

From Wilderness to Wonderlandp. 4
Lower and Upper Californiap. 10
Father Junipero Serrap. 13
The Sacred Expeditionp. 16
The First Missionsp. 18
The Mission Compoundp. 22
Daily Life at the Missionp. 26
Success and Failurep. 29
The End of the Mission Erap. 33
The Missions Todayp. 37
Glossaryp. 42
Did You Know?p. 43
Important Datesp. 44
Important Peoplep. 45
Want to Know More?p. 46
Indexp. 48