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Jacques Cousteau, A Reader's Theater Script: World Ocean Day is 6/8.

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What Became of the Mayflower? Did it end up as part of a barn in Great Britain?
NOTE: You can download a user friendly version of this, including some questions to use the resource as an Interactive Notebook Activity.Click here:What Became of the Mayflower?

*I visited the Mayflower Barn and took these photographs. Untitled Document


1. 102 passengers in addition to the crew were aboard the Mayflower when it set sail from Southampton, England, on September 16, 1620.

2. It took 65 days to cross the Atlantic.

3. There were 18 adult women that made the voyage.

4. A baby, named ,Oceanus Hopkins, was born on the voyage.

5. During a very bad storm, one of the main beams of the ship cracked causing discussion of turning back. Fortunately, a giant screw(perhaps, from a printing press or other equipment aboard) was used to repair the beam so the voyage could continue.

6. The ship sighted Cape Cod on November 19, 1620, and dropped anchor at what is now called Provincetown Harbor on November 21st.

7. Before leaving the ship, a temporary government was established with the document called the Mayflower Compact.

8. By the time of the first Thanksgiving, only 4 of the 18 women had survived. In total, 52 members of those who who made the journey had died from disease and the harsh winter.



  • 1. Why were old ships used in construction in Great Britain?
  • 2. Why wasn't the Mayflower "saved" as an historic ship?
  • 3. What would be 3 fears you would have had as a Pilgrim on the Mayflower voyage?
  • 4. What would be 2 things you might have done to pass the time on the voyage?
  • 5. Create sentences using the highlighted vocabulary words.

  • Sites of interest:

    See Plymouth Rock:Plymouth Rock

    Mayflower History passenger list

    Enchanted Learniing Diagram of the Mayflower crossing the Atlantic


    Check out my Mayflower and Pilgrim Webquest. There are also extension activities. Click here:Mayflower/Pilgrim Webquest

    Check out my Thanksgiving Webquest(and fun/informative facts about turkeys,too!)Click here:Thanksgiving Webquest

    A Ms.Bie Ograffee Reader's Theater Script, an interview with Love Brewster, a Pilgrim of Plymouth Colony.Love was an actual member of the 102 Pilgrims that came to America. He was about nine years old. The play includes info on Mayflower, first winter and Thanksgiving feast. Fun facts,Comprehension questions, extension activities, links:Love Brewster: A Pilgrim at Plymouth Colony(Reader's Theater Script