Reflective Essay (Journal) on the Spanish Mission Era
Please write about three pages of observations on the era of Spanish settlement in California, using selections from Connecting California. Relate your observations to events and concepts we have discussed in class. Reflect on how the documents help you grow as a historian.
Please start your essay with an overall perspective on what you learned. Then examine each of your sources (critically) to show how they add to our understanding. Use about four selections from Connecting California, related to the era, that you have not used before. Please put titles of documents in bold the first you discuss them in a significant way.
Using your own research, include an additional primary source document from the 1600s or 1700s. The document does not need to be about California, as long as it relates to the rest of the essay.