Ahoy educators!

Challenge your students with outside-the-ditty-box activities and ignite their imaginations--bring The Pirate Museum experience straight to your classroom!

The St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum is proud to introduce Pirates! A Curriculum-based Educational Adventure in Pirate & Florida History that meets Sunshine State Standards--and yours. With more than 20 fun, educational, and interactive in-class activities, students can explore history, geography, science, art, reading, discussion and research for an eye-opening look at the colonial adventures of those who came before us.

Curriculum CoverTransform your classroom pre- or post-visit into a stronghold of piratical learning and fun as students form their own pirate crews, elect captains, and approach their activities in teams. They'll even design pirate flags imbued with voted-on meaning. Their experience is elevated with these hands-on activities and teamwork. Use any portion of the curriculum or all of it. It's up to you!

Here's just a hint of what your students will do:

  • Plot Sir Francis Drake's journey around the world
  • Create their own Code of Conduct
  • Keep a Weather Journal
  • Make a compass
  • Convert Spanish coins

And if you haven't yet, you and your students are welcome to visit The Pirate Museum where they can see their newfound knowledge brought to life, put their lessons to work, and experience thrills of the Golden Age of Piracy -- from 17th century Port Royal, Jamaica, to pop culture's influence in Hollywood Pirates. Learn more about our educational field trip experience

"The experience at the Pirate Museum is so much fun as well as educational. Made me want to jump on a ship and sail the Caribbean. Also, the educational activities you have on the website are great. I plan to incorporate them a much as possible."
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Jackie Cheek, The Cornerstone School, Ocala, Fla.


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For the Pirates! Teacher Key,
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Did you know?

  • The Jolly Roger was a black flag flown to identify the vessel as a pirate ship. While the skull and crossbones is the most common of these flags, many great pirate captains designed custom symbols to identify exactly who is attacking.

  • "Shiver me timbers" is an expression of excitement or awe. Its origin has to do with sailing in heavy seas, when the ship is lifted up and pounded down so hard that the timbers are said to shiver.

  • Although pirates have been around since the Romans and Vikings, most pirating happened during the Golden Age of Piracy between 1680 and 1730.

  • Pirates believed that whistling on a ship would cause the weather to turn stormy. Consider the phrase 'to whistle up a storm.'

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