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An end of an era for mission-building projects at LA schools




Fourth graders from Southern California competed in the 10th annual Model Mission Exhibit and Contest at the San Gabriel Mission on Saturday, April 5, 2017. Sophia Sherman was the overall winner for her model of Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa​.
Fourth graders from Southern California competed in the 10th annual Model Mission Exhibit and Contest at the San Gabriel Mission on Saturday, April 5, 2017. Sophia Sherman was the overall winner for her model of Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa​.
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A new framework for teaching history and social science is encouraging California teachers to ditch the long-time tradition of building miniature missions in fourth grade.

Instead, the state's new framework is encouraging teachers to move their lessons towards a more contextual understanding of the missions' place in California history and effects on Native Americans.

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