While visiting family on Cape Cod in late September 2019, I met a man who was part of a Mayflower 400 Anniversary committee (1620-2020). We sipped tea at the Hot Chocolate Sparrow in Orleans as he explained there were no unit studies for upper-level students about the Mayflower landing on Cape Cod.
“Would I write one?” he asked. “And have it ready for publication January first?”
So during my stay on the Cape, I attended Mayflower/Pilgrim lectures, hiked with Native people, visited all of the Pilgrim sites, and then headed to Plymouth to delve into the latest archeological research.
In only five weeks I completed the grade 6-12 unit study, The Mayflower at Cape Cod. It was a whirlwind time of research but quite exciting.