Are ye wantin’ to hear some pirate lore? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby look into the history of piracy, from its earliest days in the Mediterranean and along the coast of China to the Golden Age of Piracy. Discover why piracy was so common during that period, and why it was concentrated in the Caribbean. You’ll find out about Blackbeard, the most fearsome pirate of them all, and hear about the secret buried treasure of Captain Kidd. Walk the plank with Tim as he investigates the legacy of the Golden Age of pirates, and explains how these bands of seafaring thieves became mythologized into figures of freedom and adventure. So batten the hatches, hoist the something or other, and set a course for this swashbuckling movie!
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 5-12, students select a world history topic and study it through the lens of an essential question. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »