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Pirates or Blackbeard
Old 02-20-2011, 02:02 PM
 
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I do a pirate unit with my 4th graders and am looking for new things to add. Does anyone have any good websites, video clips, etc. that could be used for hooking students on the topic?


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What a fun unit!
Old 02-26-2011, 12:57 PM
 
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Can I ask what you read for literature during this unit?

I would include Mary Celeste:The unsolved Mystery of History picture book. It is not about pirates, but about a crew and passengers who disappeared. No one has every proved what happened to them. Pirates are one possible answer. (but not likely)

Do you make treasure maps to practice map skills for social studies?
It would be great fun to stain them and make them look old when they are done.

Do the students write a pirate's ship log or journal?


A copy of an old ship's log would be a great example to examine first.
It could help them to learn some vocabulary that sailors and pirates use in connection with sailing and ships.

Do you have any kind of science connection?
Oceans maybe?

I would love to hear more!
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A Few Pirate Ideas
Old 03-07-2011, 04:19 PM
 
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This link is from a site being compiled for use at summer camps; scroll down to Pirate Night and you'll see some stuff there.

http://campsource.pbworks.com/w/page...ening-Programs

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Pirate Treasure Hunt
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Here is a treasure hunt that I have my talented and gifted students do around the school. It involves map skills and technology.

Treasure Map Hunt

Materials Needed:

1. Graph paper
2. Envelopes
3. 5 small treasures
4. Paper
5. Colored pencils
6. Markers
7. Cell phone
8. planner

Your job:
1. Get into groups (1 QR code reader per group)
2. Choose an area of the school where your treasure hunt will take place:
• Front north downstairs (office, library, art/TAG hallway)
• Front south downstairs (6th grade hallways)
• Back downstairs (auditorium, cafeteria, stairs, gym)
• East Upstairs (7th grade hallways)
• West Upstairs (8th grade hallways)
3. Using the school map, walk your area and note how many paces your area is
4. Using graph paper, create a scale map of your area (one step = one pace)
5. Choose 5 places where you will hide your clues
6. Write a rough draft of the clues for each of your treasure hunt clue hiding places, for example: "Walk 30 paces east, then turn right and walk 10 paces. Climb over the fence, find the big rock and look behind it." When the player finds the next envelope, a new clue to the next location should be inside.
7. Use the link on the 7th grade TAG website (QR code generator) to create a QR code clue for each hiding place
8. Print all of your QR codes and place them in envelopes. You should plan on having at least 5 envelopes with clues.
9. The "treasure" should fit in your envelopes. It can be a certificate, some stickers, a picture, candy, or a small prize.
10. On treasure hunt day, hide your envelopes and treasures around the school. Give the group who is doing your hunt the map you’ve made and their first clue. Time to go treasure hunting!
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