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Locklear’s Research Pays Off

By December 30, 2021January 31st, 2023News

Military Brats, U.S. Life-Saving Service, Mayflower

“I should have been a university professor,” shares Rebecca Locklear. “I thoroughly enjoy research.”

Even without the university status, the pandemic 2021 year closes with quite a bit of research complete with Rebecca publishing 14 new resources – from Latin activities and medieval games to unusual music notation. She also re-worked 25 history drama skits. But she did more.


In addition to writing books and resources, Rebecca was published in several journals, including a true story in As You Were: The Military Review.

“Five years ago I started writing about my experiences as a military brat, “ she states, “and through narrative, drama, and poetry, completed Military Brats in Cold War Germany and Military Brats in Hawaii: On the Other Side this year. It feels good to get it done.”


An article Rebecca wrote also appeared in the Wreck & Rescue, – the journal of the U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association.

One of her popular books is called Exploring the U.S. Life-Saving Service 1878-1915. It’s a fascinating, cross-disciplinary unit study for middle and high school students (and adults).


Finally, the winter issue of The Mayflower Quarterly Magazine includes an article by Rebecca that addresses many questions about Thanksgiving in 1621.

Examples: What is the latest research on the Pilgrims’ harvest event?  Why are Pilgrims blamed for the ills of our society? Why is it important to keep learning about the 1620 Pilgrims and Native people?

Rebecca works at looking at different sides of issues and in addition to her unit study, The Mayflower at Cape Cod, she put together a resource this year called, Pilgrim-Native Thanksgiving Ideas.


Rebecca Locklear is pegged as an educational writer, but many of her materials can certainly be classified as general interest books for anyone. Basically, she jumps from “this to that,” always asking questions and searching for answers!

And of course, research never ends. Look for her next book, called The Surfman’s Daughter, in the spring.