California Missions


California Missions Map

The Study of the Early California Missions is part of California's 4th Grade Curriculum. Most California school districts use this study as the first primary source experience for elementary school children. The study involves a visit to a California Mission, the writing of a paper, and the creation of a model of the student's Mission of choice.

The Colusa County Free Library has many different resources including reference books and online scholarly databases to assist with Mission Projects. Most of the materials are housed at the main branch in Colusa but can be requested for delivery to the branch locations. These materials are very popular and heavily used during project time.

eBooks for Mission research: username and password are both: missions

California Museum: primary source materials and a resource guide

California Missions Resource Center: a comprehensive resource for historical information on the twenty-one California Missions- including key facts, fantastic images, historic drawings, and other reference materials