The following slide presentations were delivered during the course of both Weeks 1 (July 7-13, 2013) and 2 (July 13-19, 2013) of the National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop for K-12 Teachers by NEH Project Director Dr. Ruben G. Mendoza of the California State University, Monterey Bay.  Unless otherwise specified, all photographs are Copyright © Ruben G. Mendoza, 2013.  Note: We have taken the liberty of adding additional slide shows from across the Internet that pertain specifically to the California missions or Spanish colonialism in North America in the section just below this initial series of Slides.

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