Early American Pirates

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Early American Pirates

RESOURCE: Scholastic Interactive 3-D Maps: American History: Piracy on the High Seas

READ ALOUD: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Merchant Seamen, Pirates and the Anglo-American Maritime World, 1700 – 1750 by Marcus Rediker

READ ALOUD: Pirates on the Chesapeake: Being a True History of Pirates, Picaroons, and Raiders on Chesapeake Bay, 1610-1807 by Don Shomette

READ ALOUD: Captain Kidd and the War against the Pirates by Robert C. Ritchie

TIMELINE: Captain Kidd c. January 22, 1645 – May 23, 1701 AD

READ ALOUD: Blackbeard the Pirate: A Reappraisal of His Life and Times by Robert E. Lee

TIMELINE: Blackbeard Died c. 1680 — November 22, 1718 AD

READ ALOUD: The Ballad of the Pirate Queens by Jane Yolen

READ ALOUD: Pirates in Petticoats by Jane Yolen

TIMELINE: 1720 – Mary Read mid-1670s – c. 1721

TIMELINE: 1720 – Anne Bonney 1697 – ? AD

READ ALOUD: Treasure Island (Dover Thrift Editions) by Robert Louis Stevenson (1700’s)

READ ALOUD: Kidnapped (Dover Children’s Evergreen Classics) by Robert Louis Stevenson

READ ALOUD: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (published April 25, 1719)
aka The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Of York, Mariner: Who lived Eight and Twenty Years, all alone in an un-inhabited Island on the Coast of America, near the Mouth of the Great River of Oroonoque; Having been cast on Shore by Shipwreck, wherein all the Men perished but himself

Additional Lesson: Pirates

Return to The 18th Century, American Revolution, and Early United States of America.

Jennifer Hale and Marty Hale

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