A lesson plan for grades 3 and 5 Social Studies
In this Xpeditions lesson, students explore reasons pirates frequented certain areas, taking into account the relationship between piracy and the slave trade. Activities in this lesson engage students in whole class discussion, online learning, and development of reading comprehension and map-reading skills.
- discuss what they already know about pirates;
- read and answer questions about the “triangular trade”;
- map the triangular trade routes, and discuss where pirates would most likely have been spotted;
- discuss other places and time periods when pirates were active;
- read and discuss information about the Whydah;
- visit Web sites and answer questions about pirates;
- discuss what it might have been like to have been a pirate; and
- draw maps that a pirate might have drawn.
Xpeditions provides detailed directions for completing the lesson, suggestions for assessment and extension activities, discussion questions, and links to necessary web resources.
Social Studies (2003)
- Goal 4: The learner will explain geographic concepts and the relationship between people and geography in real life situations.
- Objective 4.02: Use appropriate source maps to locate communities.
- Goal 1: The learner will apply key geographic concepts to the United States and other countries of North America.
- Objective 1.01: Describe the absolute and relative location of major landforms, bodies of water,and natural resources in the United States and other countries of North America.
- Objective 1.07: Analyze the past movement of people, goods, and ideas within and among the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Central America and compare it to movement today.