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Mission Historical Museum and Mission CISD team-up to instill pride and appreciation for our Mission community.


The Mission Consolidated Independent School District, in partnership with the Mission Historical Museum, will be launching a local history research workshop titled Place-Based Institute on Saturday, December 6, at the John H. Shary Building. The workshop will be lead by Dr. Francisco Guajardo, associate professor of educational leadership at the University of Texas Pan American. Teachers representing 25 Mission schools will be participating in the research project.

Place-Based Institute project will help teachers and school leaders experience and nurture an understanding of the value in a community through local and regional history, stories by long-time Mission residents, and local ecology. They will then be able to implement the research into their class curriculum as a way to instill pride and appreciation for the communities that weave the fabric that is the city of Mission. Studies show that students who value community grow up with a heightened appreciation for their school, their families, and the various components that essentially organize a community, such as culture, city government, and commerce.

The goal is to continue the nurturing and understanding of the value of a community for generations to come. Continued partnerships amongst educational institutions, such as the Mission CISD and the Mission Historical Museum, will meet and surpass this goal while substantially contributing toward the community’s quality of life.