The story of the Pilgrims, their journey, and the colonisation of New England, is a complex one, spanning hundreds of years. This brief summary will provide an introduction to the Mayflower narrative.
The toolkit provides a bank of resources, for a range of ages and abilities; it includes simple worksheets through to whole schemes of work. There is also additional reading material and useful links to support the teaching and understanding of the Mayflower narrative.
In the lead up to, throughout 2020, and beyond, there will be a host of Mayflower 400 events - find out which ones allow for school involvement.
Tudour House and Garden, Southampton
The Mayflower was boarded by 102 passengers and about 30 crew members; each had their own story, reasons for joining the voyage and hopes for the New World. Become acquainted with those on board.
When the Mayflower arrived, Native America already had a documented history of contact with Europeans, spanning over 100 years, and had witnessed English colonies forming since Roanoke, in 1585. 1621 saw the forming of relationships that would alter the course of Native America, its population and its culture - this brief summary will introduce Native America and its people.
The Mayflower narrative is one that can cover a number of ideas, issues and values. Here, Mayflower has been broken down into five themes as a way to support understanding, research and questioning of its history.
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