Sept. 19th is “Talk Like a Pirate” Day! We did a whole pirate unit study last year and it was great fun! Here’s the resources we used. I checked them all and they are working fine.
According 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 biographies, 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.
How to tie knots was also a valuable pirate talent, so we’ve given that a try as well. http://www.netknots.com/rope_knots/
Navigation by the night sky was another important sailor skill. 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…
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