Arrrrgh! Pirates!

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.

Still Learning Something New

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 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.

553537_506050852810215_1177626745_nHow 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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