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Hands-On California History at Mission San Juan Capistrano

Hands-On California History at Mission San Juan Capistrano

Posted by Scholarship Prep on December 12, 2023 in

As a fourth-grader, there's nothing more exciting than going on a field trip. This semester, our Scholars went on a trip to the Mission San Juan Capistrano, and it was an unforgettable experience for them.

Mission San Juan Capistrano is a historical landmark that dates back to the 18th century. It's a beautiful place that offers a glimpse into the past, and our Scholars got to experience it firsthand. They learned about adobe brickmaking, which was a common building material used during that era. They even had a chance to build small bricks themselves. It was a hands-on experience that they will never forget.

After the adobe brick making, the students explored the science behind candle burning. They learned about the different types of wax and wicks used to make candles. They also got to create their own candles, which was a highlight of the day.

The day ended with an audio mission tour of the grounds. The tour gave the students a chance to learn more about the history of the mission and the people who lived there. They got to see the different areas of the mission, including the church, the living quarters, and the gardens.

Overall, it was a day full of fun and learning. Our Scholars got to experience history in a unique and interactive way. It was an opportunity for them to learn about the past while also having a great time with their classmates. We're grateful for the chance to visit Mission San Juan Capistrano and can't wait to see where our next field trip takes us.