Mission San Antonio de Valero was the first of five missions established in San Antonio. Spain had long sought a foothold in Texas and saw the mission system as an essential part of colonization and establishing a community on the frontier. Teach the Alamo: The Mission will focus on the Alamo’s 18th century colonial history.
- Follow the rise and decline of the San Antonio missions with Mission San Antonio de Valero as a case study.
- Hear about the native people who inhabited and built the enduring mission infrastructure.
- Discover the lasting impact of the missions on life in South Texas from irrigation to ranching.
- Find out what happened in the centuries after the religious objective of the missions ended and how the sites are preserved today.
Teachers receive a 6 CPE certificate upon participation. There is a one-hour break for lunch on your own.