A brief look at the nautical origins of the English language nursery rhyme 'Jack Be Nimble, Jack Be Quick, Jack Jump Over the Candlestick'. Includes a free YouTube video and free, downloadable PDF file. Proceeds from YouTube views raises funds for children worldwide who have no access to formal education.
This resource could be used by students with English as a foreign language, as part of a rhymes or poetry lesson, for World Oceans Day topics, or alongside any class themes about oceans, pirates, explorers, or the Caribbean. It may also be of use in a debate about women on ships, and the historical role of pregnancy in the legal system. May also be of interest to students learning about Yellow Fever, vaccinations, immune system, and effects of alcohol.