Arrrrgh! Pirates!

1328026975arvadacenter-pirate-tattoos-big-pngAccording to the special days in September calendar, the 19th is Talk Like a Pirate Day!  And on our planner, it’s the last day of our pirate unit study that we have been working on a couple of days a week for the past several weeks.  It’s been a fun and interesting study.  Below are some of the resources we have been using.

For pirate biographies, dictionary, lore, sea sickness, and more  http://the-pirate-ship.com/

For learning about how much work it was to sail a full-rigged ship  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6DZIvMZWzQ

Since pirates needed sewing skills for sail repairs we have added some sewing instruction to our lessons.

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How to tie knots was also a valuable pirate expertise, so we gave that a try as well.  This site has step by step knot tying instructions   http://www.netknots.com/rope_knots/

Navigation by the night sky was another important sailor know how.  For a slide show of Polaris (the north star)  and brief facts  http://ecuip.lib.uchicago.edu/diglib/science/cultural_astronomy/interactives/polaris/polaris.swf

This PDF is the instructions for making a cork and needle compass  http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/for_fun/MakeyourownCompass.pdf

Our lapbook board  (we glued these to file folders once the unit study was finished)

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Free unit studies and lapbook printables along with book lists and other links to follow  http://www.homeschoolshare.com/connections__pirates.php

“Why are pirates called pirates?”   –   “They just arrrrrr!”  and, lots of other pirate jokes for kids   http://www.enchantedlearning.com/jokes/topics/pirate.shtml

Blackbeard, pirate, and treasure chest printable notebooking pages  http://www.teacherfiles.com/resources_bp_ss.htm

More pirate themed notebooking pages  http://edgalaxy.com/printable-paper-for-teachers/2012/9/22/pirate-themed-writing-pack.html

These are a few of our library finds.

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Interactive sunken treasure game  http://nationalgeographic.org/education/multimedia/interactive/maps-tools-find-sunken-treasure/

More pirate interactive games (though the games are great for kids, there are pop-up ads in the sidebar and some may not be kid appropriate, so my recommendation is to select the game yourself, then call your child over to play it)  http://www.pintgames.com/index.php?params=play-games/pirate-ship&page=1

Interactive “Walk the Plank” Math Games (scroll down a little bit) http://www.math4childrenplus.com/games/

Our chalkboard wall mural.  The instructions for how to draw a pirate ship from here were necessary and quite helpful.  http://lifestyle.howstuffworks.com/crafts/drawing/how-to-draw-pirate-ships.htm

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In conclusion to our pirate unit studies we attempted to make this treasure chest cake!

treasure-chest-cake-recipe-photo-420-0497-FF0403CAKEA19Haha!  Another “Pinterest Fail”, but still tasted pretty good

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For other special days in September see https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2016/08/23/special-days-in-september-2016/

Wishing you smooth sailing!

betty jo

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8 thoughts on “Arrrrgh! Pirates!

  1. Angela

    I am thinking about doing a pirate week with my daughter while when we do a week of learning the sound “ar” makes. She is good at reading the sound but when she wants to write a word she can’t remember if it is “ar” “er” “ir” or “or”! These will be great resources. Thanks! I found your post at the Ultimate Homeschool Link-Up.

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