• The churches of San Antonio were the heart of the Spanish colonal mission communities.

    San Antonio Missions

    National Historical Park Texas

Curriculum Materials

Ranger-led Education Programs

Curriculum-based education programs are offered Tuesdays through Fridays at 9:30 am, 10:45 am, and 1:00 pm. Programs are conducted at Mission San José. Reservations are required at least two weeks in advance. Late arrivals may forfeit the guided program. These education programs are not guided tours through the mission.

A Day in the Life, 65 minutes in length

Meets 4th grade TAKS standards, but suitable for most elementary grades.
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Summit of Empire, 65 minutes in length

Meets 7th grade TAKS standards, but suitable for secondary grades.
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Teacher-led Tour Support Materials

Pre-Visit Activities

But One Little Touch Won't Hurt" times 55,000 Kids = Damage

To Preserve and Protect

Post-Visit Activities

Journaling

 

Intermediate Curriculum for Grades 3 through 5

Daily Life in the Mission

 

Middle School Curriculum for Grades 6 through 8

Water and the San Antonio Missions: An Integrated
Curriculum for Middle School Grades

 

Did You Know?

Longhorn cattle evolved from 3 breeds of cattle that the Spanish imported in the 18th century.

that Texas longhorn cattle evolved from 3 breeds the Spanish imported to the Americas in the 17th and 18th centuries? They were the barrenda or piebald, the retinto, and ganado prieto. Modern longhorn have long legs and a narrow body - perfectly suited to travel long distances in dry, harsh country.