History / Facts :
Miniature spy helicopter used to hunt pirates
"It is only seven foot long and weighs just 49lbs but it is the latest weapon in the war on piracy in Africa...
A remote-controlled mini-helicopter, which can fire tasers, grenades and shotgun shells, is being used to track pirates off the Horn of Africa and enforce law on the streets in the US...
The discreet Shadowhawk UAV is proving an effective crime-fighting solution for both police forces and private companies."
ARTICLE + VIDEO
Scots firm's laser gun to foil Somali pirates
"A LASER that dazzles and disorientates has been developed by a Scottish firm to help shipowners ward off pirate attacks...
The laser, which costs £55,000, affects the vision of anyone on which it is trained for up to 30 minutes and makes them feel nauseous and disorientated."
Preventing a pirate attack + Anti-piracy Weapons
"Oil tankers are the floating goldmines of the ocean and it is of little wonder that pirates see them as attractive, if not imposing, targets."
- A Swashbuckling World Record Attempt
"The date: Sunday 3rd May, the place: Brixham Harbour in Devon.
And the event? An attempt to beat the current World Record for the biggest number of pirates gathering in one place...
To be counted for the record, every pirate had to wear a pirate hat or bandana, eye patch, sword, pirate shirt or blouse, waistcoat, pirate trousers (no jeans), skirt or dress. Pirates also had to stay within Brixham harbour for at least 15 minutes...
There were pirates singing sea shanties, juggling pirates, sword fighting pirates and pirates on stilts."
1 Ancient Piracy - 2 Middle Ages
3 Piracy in the Kerala Coast - 4 Piracy in East Asia - 5 Piracy in the
6 Life as a pirate - 7 Famous historical pirates/privateers - 8 Privateers
- 9 Commerce raiders
10 Piracy attacks decline - 11 Modern piracy
12 Piracy in international law
13 Other terms for pirates
14 Modern victims - 15 In popular culture and fiction - 16 See also
17.1 Modern piracy
17.2 Just for Fun
17.3 Historic piracy
17.4 Pirate language...
about pirates! (cybersleuth-kids.com)
Anne Bonny - Blackbeard - Jean Lafitte - Museums
Pictures of Pirates - Ships and Sailing - Shipwrecks
Sir Francis Drake - Sir Henry Morgan - William Dampier - William Kidd
of the Caribbean, in fact and Fiction (blindkat.hegewisch.net)
Preface:The Philosophy of the Pirates Page.
Piracy: Then and Now (A brief history)
What be a Pirate, Privateer, etc.
A Pyrate's Life - Lifestyle, Organization, etc.
Pirate Specifics :
The Jolly Roger
Myths & Monsters
Piece of Eight, Doubloons
Tools of the Trade :
A Pirate Arsenal (Weapons)
A Pyrates Who's Who (of the Caribbean)
Notorious Places of Pirate Lore...
"These are a few commonly used words and phrases that pirates
use translated into other languages."
Pirate's Vocabulary (puzzlepirates.com:80)
1.1 Piratey Expressions
1.2 Important Piratey Words
1.3 People Words
1.4 Object Words
1.5 Action Words
Cliparts, Flashcards and Pictures :
PowerPoint Presentations :
- Pirates - Free Presentations in PowerPoint format
- Piracy, Kidnapping Increase in West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea - Text + Audio - 3 May 2016
"The International Maritime Bureau said two of three ship hijackings around the world took place in West African waters.
One expert says navies in the area are getting better at stopping pirates but more needs to be done."
INTERACTIVE activities :
Activities TO PRINT :
- Poem : 'Pirate Story' By Robert Louis Stevenson
- Design A Jolly Roger
- The Compass
- Sites To See
- Make A Treasure Map
- Pirate Dress Up Day
- Treasure Hunt
- Stories to Read-Online
- Coloring Pages
Lesson plans :
Treasure Hunt (rochedalss.qld.edu.au)
"If you can solve the clues, you will find all the Pirate's Treasure
and a neat Certificate to print out."
McGill's Pirate WebQuest (teacherweb.com)
"Arrrrgh me mateys! Today you will have t' choose
if yer pirate enough t'embark on a dangerous adventure. Have ya ever
wondered if thar really was such a thin' as pirates? Or be they just
make-beleive characters in fairy tales?
Are you ready t' find out t' truth? Can you handle t' truth? Or be you
too much o' a swashbuckler?"
- Webquest (teacher.scholastic.com)
"What images come to your mind when you hear the word pirates
bloodthirsty adventurers searching for chests of gold and walking
the plank? Did you know there were women pirates, and even a man who
was a knight for the Queen of England? Are you prepared to go on your
own pirate adventure? If so read on!"
INTERACTIVE games :
Island - a game to practise 'there
is - there are' (mes-english.com)
"There are hidden dangers and we must be careful as we search the
island to find the lost treasure.
The game is played in pairs.
One students plays the pirate and hides the treasure.
The second student is the explorer and searches for the treasure."
Games TO PRINT :
- The old sailor : The story + Interactive activities
Created by Rodolphe Maurel :
"J’ai mené cette activité avec mes troisièmes. La tâche finale était une prise de parole en continu : être capable de raconter la blague...
Le détail de la séquence ici."
The pirates song - with a printable activity
by David Rovics.
1. Click on the pirate to see the animation
and enjoy David's song.
2. You can read the lyrics if you click
on the ship and use the dictionary if
3. Play the game. Good luck!
Activity created by: Renée Maufroid
Pirates in the
bathroom by Joe Thompson.
"Watch the video and enjoy Joe's song.
Now do the activity, all the words are in the song."
Activity created by: Renée Maufroid