Avast ye Hearties! September 19 is Talk Like A Pirate Day so I offer some sites to help you develop some pirattitude!
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.
Zheng Yi belonged to a family of successful pirates who traced their criminal origins back to the mid-Seventeenth century. Following his marriage to Ching Shih, Zheng Yi used military assertion and his family's reputation to gather a coalition of competing Cantonese pirate fleets into an alliance. By 1804, this coalition was a formidable force, and one of the most powerful pirate fleets in all of China..." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ching_Shih
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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