DAR Essay Contest

Writing Prompt

2020 marks the 400th Anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower and the founding of the Plymouth Colony. Imagine you are one of the passengers on the Mayflower. Knowing what materials were available in 1620, what would you have packed to prepare for the trip and starting a new life in the wilderness? After experiencing more than two months at sea then finally landing at Plymouth Colony on November 9, 1620, do you think you would have made different choices and why?


Please see Mrs. Neirick if you would like to use the books.

The Mayflower Compact

Citation (copy and paste in NoodleTools):

Raum, Elizabeth. The Mayflower Compact. Chicago, Heinemann Library, 2013.

The Plymouth Colony

Citation (copy and paste in NoodleTools):

Santella, Andrew. The Plymouth Colony. Princeton, Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2002.