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The Missions Of California

The Missions Of California

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California's missions are some the state's most visited historical landmarks. This series offers viewers the complete story of the missions, and their impact on the state's development.

Closeup of a stone archway topped with a cross. A weathered stone wall looms in the background. Caption. As the father and founder of California.
The Missions Of California
Episode 1
11 minutes 42 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 12
Cardboard model of a Spanish mission rests in the grass. Spanish caption. El modelo de July de la tercera misión.
The Missions Of California
Episode 2
10 minutes
Grade Level: 3 - 5
Color illustration of a green fountain with colorful mission style buildings in the background. Caption. That is very much alive in California today.
The Missions Of California
Episode 3
11 minutes 35 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Closeup of the Mission San Diego de Alcala overlaid with a map of California. Gold crosses mark locations along the coast of the map. Spanish caption. La misión San Diego.
The Missions Of California
Episode 4
8 minutes 27 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 12
Closeup of the Mission San Diego de Alcala surrounded by trees. Caption. Father Junipero Serra.
The Missions Of California
Episode 5
8 minutes 21 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 12
Closeup of the bell wall at the Mission San Gabriel Arcangel. Caption. All who and all who hear the ringing of its bells.
The Missions Of California
Episode 6
7 minutes 58 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 12
Mission Santa Barbara stands behind a paved plaza with trees and mountains in the background. Caption. Mission Santa Barbara is a noble landmark.
The Missions Of California
Episode 7
8 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 12
Stone ledges stand on both sides of a curved brick wall. Caption. The mission Indians mixed this quicklime with water.
The Missions Of California
Episode 8
9 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 12
Closeup of a fountain in front of the arches of the Mission Santa Barbara. Caption. So soundly was this water system engineered that, remarkably.
The Missions Of California
Episode 9
9 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 12
Closeup of the bell wall at the Mission San Gabriel Arcangel. Spanish caption. Ésta la distinguida misión de San Gabriel Arcángel.
The Missions Of California
Episode 10
8 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 12
Black and white illustration of the Mission Santa Barbara. Man in a wide brimmed hat rides a horse and other people populate the foreground. Spanish caption. La misión santa Bárbara.
The Missions Of California
Episode 11
9 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 12
Woman and children crouch in a circle on the ground as they work adobe with their hands. Caption. Of their adobe brick ingredients.
The Missions Of California
Episode 12
7 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 5