There be pirates…

I’ve produced a lesson about piracy which has been in the news recently again, which might come in handy for a one off topical lesson. Nothing special- I thought the topic was just inherently fascinating.

The PowerPoint can be downloaded here (1.5 mb) and the associated task sheets here (1.8 mb).

In my world piracy comes over as privacy so let me know if any mistakes need amending. 🙂

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16 Comments

  1. Alan Parkinson
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    Shiver me timbers shipmate… This be a fine piece o’ eight, I mean work…
    Avast !

  2. liz
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    Looks great! 🙂

  3. Posted April 15, 2009 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    What an excellent lesson! I was intending to create a ‘geography in the news’ lesson for the return to school but will give this a go now. Thank you very much for sharing this creation – very much appreciated!

  4. Posted April 15, 2009 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    Brilliant!

  5. Tony_Cassidy
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the kind comments 🙂

  6. Posted April 15, 2009 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    Thanks! Looking forward to this 🙂

  7. Richard Meadows
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Tony – sadly will be looking at planning for next week soon. We start back in year 9 with a geography of crime and so I am sure to be able to fit this in!

  8. Tony_Cassidy
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 11:32 pm | Permalink

    Yep, know what you mean Richard, glad that it will come in useful.

  9. Mike Gurney
    Posted April 18, 2009 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    This looks good – but there is another cause of the piracy which is the leagacy of the large scale toxic dumping off the coast of Somalia in the 1990s which has been confirmed by the UN – see

    http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2008/10/2008109174223218644.html

  10. Emma Sayers
    Posted April 19, 2009 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    This is brilliant. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Graham
    Posted April 19, 2009 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

    Thanks a million Tony. What a very creative idea! Brilliant. It makes an interesting approach to our Africa unit for Year 7.
    Will try out over the next few weeks.

  12. Helen
    Posted April 19, 2009 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

    Brilliant – just what we need to start off our new topic of Africa with year 7. Thanks!

  13. Tony_Cassidy
    Posted April 19, 2009 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

    Graham and Helen- snap. 🙂

    Thanks Mike, really interesting article- I intend to produce another lesson upon this theme, so it’s bookmarked.

  14. Posted April 20, 2009 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    Awesome – thank you so much! A fantastic resource

  15. ali
    Posted June 21, 2009 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    Thankyou – will be a great topic for my little criminals!

  16. Posted June 21, 2009 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    Many thanks – year 9’s who are slowly going off task will love this!!!

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