September 19th, 2012, marks the 10th anniversary of "International Talk like a Pirate Day!" Seriously, it's an actual holiday celebrated all over the world. So let's celebrate!
What better way to commemorate such an important occasion than to spend the day talking like pirates and researching the lives of real pirates like Blackbeard, Francis Drake, and Calico Jack! Shiver me timbers!
If any of ye mangy sea-dogs dares to download this treasure, here's what ye'll get:
* A double-sided "Pirate Lingo" handout packed with fun pirate-y vocabulary suggestions to help kids talk like pirates
* An Activity Overview overhead page with instructions for the research project and a list of some of history's most famous real-life pirates
* A two-page Research Log to help students organize their pirate research
* A two-page Teacher's Guide with lesson instructions and ties to Common-Core Standards
I hope you have a blast with this activity. Remember that it's okay to take a break and let the kids do something fun (especially if you're secretly helping them build important skills in the process.)
Avast, ye scurvy dogs! Hoist the colors and keep a weather eye on the horizon! Arg!
Created by Arik Durfee