TEACHERS GUIDES AND LESSONS
Mission San Juan Capistrano offers support to teachers and students by providing the following free resources for lessons and activities. Also offered on Mission grounds, as a resource to use is a full working studio, offering information and tools to complete California Mission Projects.
Pre-Visit Essays, Lessons & Activities for Teachers (pdf)
Essays: Mission San Juan Capistrano's Guardians, The Acjachemen Nation, California's Spanish Explorers,
New Spain's Franciscans
Activities: The Acjachemen Language, Create Your Own Acjachemen Name, Our Kin the Acjachemen Word Scramble, Food Chain Worksheet, Food Chain Nature Cards, Making a Compass (Physical Science), Can You Map It? (Geography), Daily Life on Board Explorer's Ship (English/Creative Writing), Spanish Explorers: Impact of Ocean Currents & Wind Patterns (Earth Science), Math and Navigation (Mathematics), Recruiting Extreme Explorers (Visual Arts), Branding is Forever, Make Your Own Brand, How to Read Brands, and Read That Cattle Brand
Lessons: The Food Web, Navigating California’s Coast, and Branding is Forever
Field Trip Activities (pdf)
Investigate: MSI Mission San Juan Capistrano, Ruins of the Great Stone Church, Smelly Feet, The Dead, San Juan's First People, The Disgusting, and The Beauty
Post Visit Lessons and Activities (pdf)
Activities: Don't Be Clueless Crossword Puzzle, Vocabulary Game, Word Scramble, Trade Worksheet, and Saved by the Mission Bell Trivia Review Game
Essay: California's Rancho Economy
Lessons: The Story of Trader Richard Henry Dana, and Trading in California
Passport Explorer Teachers Guide (pdf)
Outline of the passport program and guide to use the booklet with students.
Mission Treasures Exhibit Interpretive Guide (pdf)
Outline of the exhibit and exhibit items.
Student Report Workbook
Available for purchase at Mission San Juan Capistrano or immediately at our online gift shop.