The California missions school project is becoming a thing of the past. Here’s why – Orange County Register

For decades, fourth-grade students in California have had one project that has taken over dining room tables, required piles of popsicle sticks and kept parents and kids up at night completing it: building a model of one of the 18th- and 19th-century Spanish missions in the state.

But under a new educational framework the state Department of Education is rolling out, the annual project may  become history.

Why? Two reasons: it doesn’t effectively teach students about the mission period and, worse, it might be offensive, according to the state.

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