Posted by MsYork
on Apr 28, 2015 | 0 comments
The time for extra credit missions is upon us! Project guidelines and a few samples from years past are below. I’ll see yours soon! The final due date is Friday, May 15th. Be sure to bring it in only on May 14th or 15th!
Part of fourth grade California history is the study of the mission system. Students are encouraged, but not required, to build a model of one of the 21 missions of California. This can be a family project, but it should primarily be the student’s own work. Extra credit will be given to the social studies grade if a model is built. Further extra credit may be given if a student also adds a short report about their mission.
The requirements and limitations are as follows:
• The model may be made of any type of material: cardboard, wood, pasta, etc. The most successful is foamcore. NO kit models will be accepted and NO credit will be given for those that turn them in.
• The base on which the model sits must be no bigger than 16 x 20 inches. This is very important. There are ~30 students in our room; space is limited.
• The model must be finished and turned in between the days of May 14th and 15th. They will be returned on May 15th due to limited classroom space.
There are many online resources available for help (http://www.thecaliforniamissions.com, http://www.missionscalifornia.com, http://bit.ly/mission8, http://www.californias-missions.org, etc.). Fact cards will be distributed and you are encouraged to go the Gridley library as well.
If you have any questions, please send a note, e-mail, or call. Don’t forget to have fun!