The educational reach of the Mayflower programme is across all ages, abilities and activities, ensuring Mayflower was an inclusive opportunity, allowing all to understand the people and the voyage.
By creating specially designed resources, young people could participate and learn about this international event, both in the classroom, across the destinations, and with our partners.
The Mayflower 400 commemoration explored the legacy of the Mayflower and the impacts of the voyage. This broad, inclusive anniversary went far beyond the story of the ‘Pilgrim Fathers’ and the one-dimensional version of the Mayflower voyage. It examined the history of four nations from multiple angles, exploring the experiences of those impacted and telling of the ruthless consequences of colonisation.
It offered an opportunity to delve into this significant historical event, from the beginnings of the Separatist movement in England to the colonisation of North American and the impact of that colonisation on indigenous people - appreciating the difficult truths and understanding the impact and relevance to society today.
The education pages on this website are here to help you explore the narrative and the wider context of the Mayflower voyage.
This information was created by Mayflower 400 during the anniversary 2020-21 and to the best of our knowledge at that time.
Every school in Plymouth was offered the opportunity to take part in the Plymouth 2020 Young People’s Compact legacy, including an exciting Compact event at Theatre Royal Plymouth
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.
The Mayflower narrative is one that can cover a number of ideas, issues and values.
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