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Junípero Serra was an influential Franciscan missionary who created missions that stretched from San Francisco to San Diego. His impact on California is still felt-and debated-today. Explore the history of California's iconic missions with this primary source reader that builds literacy and social studies content knowledge through the use of intriguing primary sources. This Interactiv-eBook includes maps, letters, images, art, and photographs that will engage students and develop their curiosity about the people and the world around them. The Your Turn! activity challenges students to connect to a primary source through a writing activity. Plan It! extends learning outside of the classroom with an activity that students can respond to at school or home. Essential text features include a glossary, index, captions, sidebars, and table of contents to increase understanding and build academic vocabulary. Aligned to the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) and other national and state standards, the book is leveled to support above-, below-, and on-level learners. Explore California's rich history with this Interactiv-eBook!