Mission

SCHOOL REPORT RESOURCES

Backpacks with information on all 21 California missions are now offered to students, teachers and parents studying the California missions and are available for checkout during their visit to Mission San Juan Capistrano.

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4TH GRADER CALIFORNIA MISSION REPORT PACKAGES
3 ways to complete your Mission Project
1) Student Package Experience - Includes student admission, FREE audio tour, access to our on-site backpack program, passport explorer and mission resource book.
2) NEW! Special 4th Grader Q&A Session
Every Saturday & Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Learn all the facts you need to know for your Mission Report
3) Student Bundle Kit - For students unable to visit the Mission, the kit includes Mission San Juan Capistrano Report Workbook, Adobe Brick Making Kit, a medallion and the passport explorer.


Due to postage cost increases, and in effort to stay green, we will no longer be sending free education packets.

Mission San Juan Capistrano offers many helpful tools for writing your report.

All 21 California Missions Report Workbook
The Perfect Teacher's Guide: All 21 California Missions Report Workbook
Recommended for students, parents and teachers studying any of the 21 California missions for their school mission report.
Available for purchase at Mission San Juan Capistrano or immediately at our online gift shop.

Mission San Juan Capistrano Report Workbook
The Perfect Teacher's Guide: Mission San Juan Capistrano Report Workbook
Recommended for students, parents and teachers studying Mission San Juan Capistrano for their school mission report.
Available for purchase at Mission San Juan Capistrano or immediately at our online gift shop.


Adobe Brick House Kit
Adobe Brick House Kit
The Mission San Juan Capistrano Adobe Brick House Kit is a wonderful way to introduce students to adobe brick making and contains all you need to make authentic adobe. The kit includes an adobe brick mold, a persuader block, adobe mixture, informational handout and directions. This is also a great item to include in the 4th Grade Mission Report.
Available for purchase at Mission San Juan Capistrano or immediately at our online gift shop.

Come by and visit us soon, and be sure to investigate our free Mission Clubhouse.  Good luck on your report. 

Free Mission Map
Free map for students when you visit the Mission on a Saturday or Sunday.
Click here to download this coupon

History Articles:
For immediate assistance, Mission San Juan Capistrano offers the following free educational information for school projects to download:
Frequently Asked Questions about Mission San Juan Capistrano
Frequently Asked Questions about Acjachemen Life before Spanish Contact
Frequently Asked Questions about Native American Life at a Mission
Frequently Asked Questions about the Spanish Mission System.
Student Activity: The Acjachemen Nation: San Juan's First People
Student Activity: California's Spanish Explorers
Student Activity: New Spain's Franciscans
Mission Agriculture
Spread of Diseases
Hide and Tallow
Mission Food
Cattle Ranching
Wine and Olive Oil

Soldiers of Alta California
Cloth Production

Audio Tour:
Download the award-winning audio tour of Mission San Juan Capistrano.  

Recommended Reading:

Website Links
Juaneno Band of Mission Indians: The Acjachemen Nation
California Missions Resource Center
The California Missions Trail
California Missions Studies Association

Free Online Books
Google Books: Zephyrin Engelhardt San Juan Capistrano Mission
Google Books: St. John O'Sullivan Little Chapters About San Juan Capistrano

Books at Your Local Library
Find the Library near you that has the book you want

Padres of the California mission frontier
Author: Williams, Jack S.

Indians of the California mission frontier
Author: William, Jack S.

Soldiers and their families of the California mission frontier
Author: Williams, Jack S.

Craftsmen and Craftswomen of the California mission frontier
Author: Williams, Jack S.

Historic Communities: Spanish Missions
Author: Kalman, Bobbie

Indian Life at the Old Missions
Author: Webb, Edith Buckland

Mission San Juan Capistrano
Author: Edgar, Kathleen

For more information please call our Education Department at (949) 234-1320