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California Missions - Page 2

Altar at Mission de Alcala in San Diego, California
Altar at Mission de Alcala in San Diego, California

Mission Altar

The Catholic Church built the missions to convert the Native Indians to Christianity.

Each mission had a church with a beautiful altar. This is a photo of the altar at Mission de Alcala.



Candles at Mission de Alcala
Candles at Mission de Alcala

Mission Candles

Candles are an important part of the Catholic religion. Priests taught the Indians how to make candles.

Prayer candles are lit before saying a prayer for someone.



Mission Bells at San Juan Capistrano Mission
Mission Bells at San Juan Capistrano Mission

Mission Bells

Bells were used to regulate mission activities like meals, mass, and the start of the workday. They were also used to announce important events like births and funerals.

Most of the missions had a bell wall with separate niches for each bell.



California Lessons and Activities

Lesson 1  Quiz 1

Lesson 2  Quiz 2

Lesson 3  Quiz 3

Lesson 4  Quiz 4

Lesson 5  Quiz 5

Lesson 6  Quiz 6

California Crossword  Answers

California PowerPoint

Los Angeles PowerPoint

Yosemite Park PowerPoint

Redwood State and National Parks PowerPoint

San Diego Video (music)

San Francisco Video (music)

Orange County Video (music)

Death Valley Video (music)