Pirates or Privateers – you Decide!
by Sharon Gibson
Who doesn't love Pirates?This is an intriguing 24 page once a week unit study that can involve the whole family. It will immerse them in the history of pirates for 1st -8th grade. It even includes coloring pages for little ones!
I can see kids dressed in eye patches listening intently during a family read aloud of Treasure Island. There are other great suggestions too for movies, books and resources. It also uses history and geography with lots of biographical material like-Queen Elizabeth I and Sir Frances Drake.
Of course you have to play some games of the times like checkers and watch Pirates of the Caribbean! Lots of history teaches children what real pirates are from the fictitious pirates. And I love the true or false section like, "Did pirates really have wooden legs?"
Of course being a writing teacher, I also loved the section on creative writing prompts for your own pirate story! I thought this was wonderful! There are some fun suggestions like dressing up like a pirate and reading a biography and writing a report on your favorite pirate.
This book is not all fun and games though, you will learn a ton about the world history of piracy and privateering. It all starts in 3000 BC in the Cradle of Civilization with the sea people and brings you right up-to-date on current piracy.
This is a great resource! I can highly recommend it! Sharon writes more micro studies such as Early Settlers in America, Native America, Revolutionary War, and Westward Ho.
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