Colonial American Careers: Pirates and Privateers

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COLONIAL AMERICAN CAREERS: PIRATES AND PRIVATEERS
This product contains sixteen 1-page reading passages covering Pirates and Privateers, the Triangular Trade Route, Pirate Ships, Pirate Colors, and some of the pirates that were well known during the Golden Age of Piracy. This product is perfect for SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS, enrichment learning, homeschool or co-ops! The reading passages are great for CLOSE READING with any non-fiction graphic organizer (not included). THIS LESSON INCLUDES READING PASSAGES, ACTIVITIES, REVIEW GAME, WORKSHEET AND TEACHER’S KEY.

1650 to 1730 is known as the Golden Age of Piracy, a time when pirates ruled the seas. Most of the well-known pirates in history came from this period of time. In the early days of pirate activity, port cities in Colonial America actually welcomed pirates! Pirates came ashore and spent their money on goods and services provided by the colonists which greatly helped the struggling colonial economy. This lesson focuses on sea robbers when the colonies were young.

Topics covered include:
• The Seas, The Ships, The Slave Trade
• The Golden Age of Piracy
• Pirates, Privateers, Buccaneers and Pirate Hunters
• Life of a Pirate: The Pirate Articles
• Life on the Ship
• Pirate Ships
• Pirate Colors
• Myth vs. Reality
• William Kidd – Privateer and Pirate Hunter
• Blackbeard, Stede Bonnet, Black Bart, Charles Vane, Calico Jack – Pirates
• Mary Read and Anne Bonny- Female Pirate
• Pirate Havens
• The End of the Golden Age of Piracy

Activities Include:
 Job Application
 Pirate and Privateer Review Worksheet
 Pirate Food
 Pirate Code
 Charting Activity: The Death of a Pirate
 Pirate Speak – Create a Cartoon
 Design Your Own Colors!
 Venn Diagram: Pirates and Privateers
 Analyze Stede Bonnet’s Monument
 Review Game: Bingo Words and Clues
 Triangular Trade Route Map Work
 Pirate Scavenger Hunt
 Coloring Pages

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1 Week

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Colonial American Careers: Pirates and Privateers