Geoff and his girlfriend’s little brother are bodyboarding when Geoff is caught by a wave and carried to the North Sea in the year 1400. There he meets the (in)famous pirate Klaus Störtebeker, experiences life as the ship’s cabin boy, and even lives part of the legend. Join Geoff as he learns about a pirate’s life at sea and on land, becomes friends with the “Red Devil,” and faces death by beheading.
Teachers have used "Nordseepirat" in years 2, 3, and 4, where students have greeted it enthusiastically. The book consists of 53 pages of text with footnotes, 4 pages of maps, 3 pages of illustrations plus chapter illustrations, a glossary, 5 pages of historical notes, and 2 pages of discussion questions based on the AP® Course's Global Themes. The format is 5.5" x 8.5". "Nordseepirat" is designed for CEFR A1/A2 and ACTFL Novice Mid to Novice High courses.
Students say the following about "Nordseepirat":
“an awesome story” – Gabe M.
“very creative, an exciting adventure” – Emily B.
“I love the legend at the beginning” – Khiet T.
“not the average time travel novel” – Matt M.
“brings history and modern day together in a fun, educational way” – Carlos G.
“a fun story with an exciting plot” – Jacob P.
"Nordseepirat" is great for multi-level classes, explores an oft-neglected aspect of German culture and history, and addresses Advanced Placement® and Common Core State Standards® requirements.