The picture is of Ching Shih, a famous female pirate in late Qing China. Ching Shih's real name is unknown as is where she was born. "She was born in 1785 and died at the age of 69 in 1844.
Howard Pyle’s Book of Pirates
Blackbeard the Pirate ... and the Presumed Wreck of Queen Anne's Revenge http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/maritime/Blackbeard/
Blackbeard – Terror of the Sea
The Origins of the Compass Rose
Pirates! Fact and Legend
Women In History - Female Pirates
Public Domain Books you may download for free.
Great Pirate Stories by Joseph Lewis French in 1922
The History of the Pirates published by Thomas Carey in 1825
Buccaneers and Pirates of Our Coasts by Frank R. Stockton in 1919
Shanties and Sea Songs - Well shiver me timbers! This site offers a boatload of shanties, pilot verses and sea songs. There is also a treasure chest full of CD and book recommendations, and information on tall ships, pirates, and sailing books. You’ll be singing and sailing the seven seas in no time at all! http://shanty.rendance.org/index.php
New England Pirate Museum – Educational material from Elementary School to High School, including historical perspectives and poems and biographies for teachers.
Jolly Roger Pirate Flag Poster
Pirate Activities for Children – Make a Treasure Map or telescope, your own pirate ship and more!
Family Crafts - Halloween is around the corner. Why not shiver their timbers with this pirate costume?
DLTK- Kids - Make your own pirate, parrot or mouse bookmark.
Pirate Sticker Sheets
What did Pirates eat and drink?
Fun pirate foods for kids
Pirate Fun Facts
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