The story of the Pilgrims, their journey, and the colonisation of New England, is a complex one, spanning hundreds of years.
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.
When the Mayflower arrived in 1621, it saw the forming of relationships that would alter the course of Native America, its population and its culture.
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.
A modern way to experience the Mayflower journey using Virtual and Augmented Reality.
Activities and Events
The exciting Mayflower 400 events programme will see a host of activities interwoven with schools and education.
The Mayflower Community Cup
Scrooby Manor House
The birthplace of Pilgrim elder William Brewster, Scrooby & Babworth is a firm part of the origins of the Mayflower story. These pretty villages are in the heart of rural Nottinghamshire.
A beautiful market town in the heart of Lincolnshire’s dramatic Fenland, Boston is immersed in history and was the setting for a dramatic twist in the Pilgrims' history.
Leiden American Pilgrim Museum
After escaping England, the Dutch city of Leiden offered sanctuary to the Pilgrims and the promise of a new life. Leiden is as welcoming now as it was then.
St. Helena's Church, Austerfield
The second elected Governor of the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts was William Bradford, from Austerfield - a small village near Doncaster that boasts superb English countryside.
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