Study Guide: 

Two Years Before the Mast

Richard Henry Dana's Two Years Before the Mast is taught in both secondary schools and colleges, mostly in English courses, but occasionally in sociology, history, or other disciplines.

Here you'll find a study guide that covers multiple topics, some suitable for lower grades (say, 9-12) and some more appropriate for post-secondary study. Since you know your students better than anyone, please feel free to pick and choose which questions and ideas you wish your students to explore.

If you have questions you'd like to add to the study guide  (or if you have suggestions for changes to existing questions) please email me at I will be happy to include your additions, and I'll be sure to credit both you and your institution.

TYBTM Study Guide