Cool-Math Games

http://www.coolmath-games.com/

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Freerice.com

Freerice.com

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StafFall

StafFall.com

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Tumblebooks

Tumblebooks

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Brainpop

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Minecraft – Mission Projects

Student Mission Project California Mission (using Minecraft)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV_COP81Aoo

Minecraft – San Diego Mission Project

These resources were chosen because it is not the typical create/build a model of a mission.  The video showcases two different missions that were created by 4th graders.  The 4th graders also narrated the short video.  One of them had to write an accompanying paper for his project.

The videos can serve as an example on how to use the popular “Minecraft” game to create a virtual tour of a mission project.  “Minecraft” is a game that allows users to build constructions out of cubes in a 3D world.  Students will be able to utilize their creativity and design skills while practicing their speaking skills.  Being able to use “Minecraft” will definitely get the boys engaged and excited for a mission project.

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Mission Tour

Mission Tour

http://missiontour.org/index.htm

This website is created by one person who went to visit each California Mission and took pictures to document the Missions.  Each mission has a link that will take you to its individual page.  A detailed pictorial tour, maps, and history about each Mission are included on each individual site.  There is also a page for related Mission topics and page with a list of books for specific ages.  This is a good resource to use as it allows the student to “visit” a particular Mission via pictures and maps.

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Missions of California by R. J. Adams

Missions of California by R.J. Adams

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJUg9nvQrXs

This ten-minute video made by HistoryQuest.com presents a brief tour of the 21 missions along the El Camino Real using film, photographs and pictures from the past to the present.  This YouTube video showcases the inside and outside of each mission.  The original video is one hour long.  This is a good resource because it gives history of each mission, places the mission location in present day context and can bring students to each mission without leaving the classroom.

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Missions of California (1769-1834)

Missions of California (1769-1834)

http://www.kidport.com/reflib/usahistory/missions/missions.htm#Title

Kidport is a website that designs interactive modules to help students learn and become more aware of how to use their thinking skills.  There is a link to the social

studies main page that connects users to various topics.  The page dedicated to Missions of California is user friendly.  This is a good resource to use because all the Missions are listed on one page along with a link to their page.  Every page includes: Location, The Mission, Books about the California Missions and Links to other sites on the California Missions.  Some pages contains images, but not as impressive as other resources that have been reviewed.  It seems that all of the pages are well developed except for the video page does not have any videos at this time.

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The kids’ yoga deck: 50 poses and games. Chronicle Books

Buckley, A. (2006).  The kids’ yoga deck: 50 poses and games. Chronicle Books

Summary: The kids yoga deck is an activity that is adapted and designed for students ages 4 and up.  This very visual game uses 50 activity cards of yoga poses and related activities and one foldout instruction card.  This card set is easy enough for students to do on their own, small groups or with their teacher. The Hatha yoga activity engages the body and mind to help students build mental focus, flexibility, balance and strength.

Analysis: This very accessible card activity can be enjoyed by all ages.  Students in middle school would be able to play and do the poses independently or with friends.  The brightly color-coded deck contains explanations of each color, pictures of the poses, short stories and uses imagery throughout to spark the imagination of the students.  The stack contains an easy-to-follow string or sequential activity that a student can follow.

 Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 3.9

Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.5

Average Grade Level: 6.5

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