We've assembled a variety of activities to reinforce what
you've learned about the Uncommon Mission, California Missions, art, and other
aspects of this website. We hope we can inspire you to do something wonderful.
Here's a beautiful example of one school
project from a class at Lakeshore Alternative Elementary School
in San Francisco. If you have any activities you'd like to add to our list of
links, please send us a
message using the KNE
Uncommon Puzzles, Quizzes, and Activities
Web-based Mission Activities
Mission: The Last Mission: students study
the existing Missions (great links) to find characteristics of a successful
Mission. Led by their discoveries, students search for theperfect location
for the final California Mission by Anderson Dooley-Miller,Resource Specialist
Napa Valley USD
Mission: Anne Biggs, the ten year old daughter of an American sailor,
is separated from her father when he is mysteriously arrested. Your task in
this simulation is to search the Mission and areas nearby for clues and items
that will help Annie find Bill and then help him escape.
Primary Sources: students examine 19th century artists' drawings and paintings
of Spanish Missions and write an essay describing what they learn from the
artists' works. From Houghton Mifflin Unit
and Activities for California.
- Take a virtual
tour of a California Mission by way of this ThinkQuest Team 3615 project.
- Try this online multiple-choice quiz
to test your Mission knowledge from the California Missions On-Line Project
a quiz hosted by the
San Diego Historical Society from San Diego Trivia and San Diego Trivia 2 by Evelyn L. Kooperman, a native San Diegan and reference librarian at the San Diego Public Library.
to the California Missions: students assume roles and conduct mock talk
shows about the treatment of the Indians and how the missions affected the
development of California by Sandra Stockton and Annette Weiskircher.
Missions Game, a project by graduate students at San Diego State University
for that you might duplicate if you are enegetic!
- Here are some online interactive
quizzes from the Cucamonga School District. Take the multi-level, general
- Or, go to the California
Missions On-Line Project page, select another Mission, then choose "assessment"
to get an online quiz for that particular Mission.
Web-based Art Activities and Quizzes
- Artist's Toolkit lets you explore line, color, balance, and more to build art. Also see the Encyclopedia for examples of works of art that illustrate the visual elements and principles
- A more difficult quiz that provides
immediate feedback (right/wrong) can be found at the Art
- Drawing in One-Point Perspective, repetitive drill-like activity that will make certain you get the point.
Plans and Curriculum Ideas from ArtsEdNet including a variety of teaching and learning materials, art images, and the Getty Musueum, Los Angeles, Scope & Sequence guide for learning and teaching art.
- Here's the Quia list of art
activities. Make your own or use the ones already there such as the color
theory word search, the elements of design, or the principles of design. Also, Matching
by Teachers for Teachers, California based.
are interactive online games for teachers and students. In these fun and educational
activities, you'll discover how great artists made their famous works-while learning
tips and techniques for creating your own art!
- Online lessons and games, a list of links from the Incredible Art Department.
- Exploring Linear Perspective demonstrates the horizon line, vanishing point, and parallel lines (orthogonals) within various art works.
- The Walker Art Center has several interactive drop and drag activities including:
- Story Painting (arrange objects on a canvas, write a short story based on the objects)
- Design a Garden (design an inner city sculpture garden)
- Line Design (identify lines used in artwork, then create two cities using lines)
- Make art using the tools at the The Museum of Modern Art, New York website.
Make Your Own Activities With These Tools
Tools from Discovery lets you create puzzles,
glossaries, quizzes, and worksheets
- Thinks.com provides "brain
games, puzzles, and pastimes." Use theirs or create your own with software
found at Crossword Software,
Puzzle Games, and
the Software Select page.
lets you fill in the blank to make hotlists, treasure hunts, webquests, and
- How to build a web site with free stuff Part 3 Games
and Puzzles from Web Developer
lets you make your own games and quizzes,
or use the ones that others have created such as Guess
- Crossword Express from John Stevens,
isn't free ($35) but is easy to use and helps you create online puzzles using Java.
- Make your own activity at Quia. Initially free, then $49 a year.