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Changes to Mayflower 400 Scheme of Work 2018 (1)

The Mayflower 400 Scheme of Work 2018 Italicized parts are the new changes “This scheme of work, for the 2020 Mayflower commemorations, has been produced to inspire younger generations to become excited about Plymouth and eager to be part of … Continue reading

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The 350 anniversary becomes ‘The Day of Mourning’

 “We didn’t land on Plymouth Rock; the rock was landed on us. We were brought here against our will; we were not brought here to be made citizens.” Malcolm X, 29th March 1964   By the 1960s new Black opposition … Continue reading

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England, the USA, and settler colonialism post seventeenth century

  European colonists in the Americas in the late 16th and early 17th centuries had become familiar with warfare both against combatants and non-combatants from the European wars of religion, some of whom had been participants in those wars, e.g. … Continue reading

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Telling of the Mayflower Story – A brief history

“… some will say, what right have I to go live in the heathen’s country?…… the land of America from the Cape de Florida unto the Bay of Canada ….. is proper to the King of England …”   These … Continue reading

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“The Mayflower 400 Scheme of Work” Critical discussion, part 2 Alternative Draft modules

Module A1: The historical context of the Mayflower journey Aim: This module of work will require students to look at the historical background of the 1620 journey. The module is designed to develop history study skills while exploring the background … Continue reading

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African Slavery and the Mayflower Story

The Mayflower Story A full historical account needed, not political propaganda   African Slavery should be part of the Mayflower Story. New England was built on slavery through its trade with the Caribbean.   The ‘Mayflower Story’ should include both … Continue reading

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“Themes” of the Mayflower 400 Commemorations: Let’s Look again

The themes listed: Migration; Persecution; Freedom of religion and expression; Cross cultural help and collaboration; Reinvention; Self-governance; Thanksgiving http://plymouthculture.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Mayflower-400-Plymouth-Culture-Presentation.pdf   Migration The Mayflower journey was an armed colonization expedition, initially heading for the mouth of what came to be called … Continue reading

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Telling the Mayflower Story 2? : The Mayflower Museum

The Mayflower Museum “The Pilgrim Fathers set sail from Plymouth on the Mayflower on 6 September 1620, eventually landing and settling in present-day Plymouth, Massachusetts. The Mayflower Museum explores the story of the Mayflower and the Pilgrim Fathers with information and hands-on … Continue reading

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Mayflower to Seaflower

1620 – 1676   In the Autumn of 1620 the ship the Mayflower landed with 102 passengers in North America and started the colonisation of the area that became known as New England. In the Autumn of 1676 the ship … Continue reading

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NEWS 1. Pipelines

http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/42050-4-pipeline-fights-intensify-as-dakota-access-nears-completion   400 years on – Indigenous American Nations still struggling to save their land and water   Dakota Access Pipeline Nears Completion Following orders from President Trump, the Army Corps of Engineers on Feb. 7 approved a final easement … Continue reading

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