This PowerPoint would help to aid any lesson or unit of work on the Golden Age of Piracy, including key dates and why/how it happened. I used this with 3rd and 4th grade children to help them understand that pirates didn't just act like Captain Jack Sparrow! However, it could also be used with older pupils to look at deeper historical and politcal reasons for piracy occuring.
Slides include detail about:
- reasons for the start of Golden Age (Britain capturing Jamaica);
- Port Royal being destroyed;
- the East India Company;
- the Spanish War of Succession;
- famous pirates (Edward Teach/Blackbeard, Calico Jack, Anne Bonny and Mary Read);
- the end of the Golden Age for pirates.
I have also uploaded a workbook on the Golden Age of Piracy, so please check out my other uploads for this.