A Hoy! Pirates!

Link to Teacher's Guide / Maryse Fortin

adapted by Ron Mastine and Judith Rohlf


Sparkling treasure chest for the lucky clipart pirates who found it! Full of sparkling gold, silver, and coins of the Caribbeanhttp://www.buycostumes.com/Category/131/220/49/results1.aspxHave you ever seen a pirate movie or read about pirates? Do you know these famous pirates Jack Sparrow, Black Beard, Captain Hook or Long John Silver?


Pirates once sailed the seven seas looking for treasure and anything they needed from other ships.  This SPEAQ-quest is an adventure you navigate through the world of pirates as you collect treasure after treasure until you find the jackpot. You will learn, you will play and you will discover Treasure Island, a great Pirate story.



Your task is to find the treasure chests hidden throughout this SPEAQ-quest while navigating through the world of pirates. Each excursion for treasure will bring you closer to the final treasure. Your final treasureSparkling treasure chest for the lucky clipart pirates who found it! Full of sparkling gold, silver, and coins of the Caribbean is an excerpt of a famous classical story about pirates, entitled Treasure Island. You can then share the treasure anyway you like – a poster, story, drawing,…you choose.



Click on the ship to travel to Internet links about PIRATES



Your first Treasure Hunt will give you the vocabulary that will help you navigate the World of Pirates.


But to begin, here is a pirate's hat to inspire your adventure. Follow the directions to make your own! Pirate's Hat


Treasure Hunt 1: 

Form a team of 4:



Your team will receive a piece of gold for each correct answer you find, 2 pieces of gold if yours is the only team to have found it. You lose 1 piece of gold if someone in your team speaks French.

Your teacher will give you a time limit.

Match the image and definition -








1.             a heavy metal object, usually shaped like a cross with curved arms, on a strong rope or chain, which is dropped from a boat into the water to prevent the boat from moving away




2.             a heavy metal or stone ball fired from a cannon




3.             large strong box, usually made of wood, which is used for storing valuable goods or possessions or for moving possessions from one place to another




4.             a large, powerful gun fixed to two or four wheels, which fires heavy stone or metal balls, and which was used in the past




5.             a large container, made of wood, metal or plastic, with a flat top and bottom and curved sides that make it fatter in the middle




6.             a piece of cloth, usually rectangular and fixed to a pole at one edge, that has a pattern which shows it represents a country or a group, or has a particular meaning




7.             an animal which lives in water, is covered with scales, and which breathes by taking water in through its mouth, or the flesh of these animals eaten as food




8.             a covering for the head that is not part of a piece of clothing




9.             a weapon from which bullets are fired




10.         a tree that grows in hot countries and has a tall trunk with a mass of long pointed leaves at the top




11.         a piece of land completely surrounded by water




12.         a long narrow flat piece of wood or similar material, of the type used for making floors




13.         a light enclosed in a container which has a handle for holding it or hanging it up, or the container itself




14.         a person who sails in a ship and attacks other ships in order to steal from them




15.         a sheet of material fixed to a pole on a boat to catch the wind and make the boat move




16.         a heavy sword with a wide, usually curved blade, used in the past by pirates




17.         a cylindrical device for making distant objects look nearer and larger, using a combination of lenses, or lenses and curved mirrors


R)       pirate looking through telescope


18.         to represent an area of land in the form of a map




19.         a bird which lives near the sea and has short legs, long wings and white and grey feathers




20.         the bones of the head, which surround the brain and give the head its shape


Click on the ship to travel to Internet links about PIRATEShttp://www.buycostumes.com/Category/131/220/49/results1.aspx



Treasure Hunt 2:

To continue on your quest, go to the Pirate ship . Use the secret clue to access the hunt.  In this hunt, as you pass the cursor over certain objects in the image, you will see the name and number of the object appear. Note the name and number on the handout.



 Treasure Hunt 3:

Go on with your escapades while gathering treasure on this page. Use the secret clue to access the hunt. To collect pieces of gold name the objects correctly in matching activity. Good luck, mate!



Treasure Hunt 4:

In this next hunt, complete the crossword puzzle for pieces of gold…Sparkling treasure chest for the lucky clipart pirates who found it! Full of sparkling gold, silver, and coins of the CaribbeanUse the secret clue to access the hunt.


Treasure Hunt 5:

So what have you learned about Pirates? Can you answer the questions with the help of these sites? Use the secret clue to access the hunt. http://www.buycostumes.com/Category/131/220/49/results1.aspx



Treasure Hunt 6: 

Now, answer these questions with the help of the Pirate reference sites. Use the secret clue to access the hunt. http://www.buycostumes.com/Category/131/220/49/results1.aspx



Here are two special exerpts to view and then answer the questions:








There are many resources on the different movie versions of Treasure Island.

Treasure Island (1990) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100813/

Treasure Island (1950) Info : http://www.vh1.com/movies/movie/36214/moviemain.jhtml

Movie download and synopsis: http://www.liketelevision.com/liketelevision/tuner.php?channel=828&format=movie&theme=guide





LikeTelevision Embed Movies and TV Shows

Treasure island pirate map picture to color

 Treasure Hunt 7: The Jackpot!

For the final Treasure Hunt go to Treasure Island read the excerpt as best you can and take the test. Use the secret clue to access the hunt.


Finally, create your own homage to the World of Pirates -  a poster, story, drawing, guest pirate interview, etc. to present in class.





With the teacher’s guidance, review what you have learned and how pirates may take a different modern day form.





Count your pieces of Gold from the Treasure Hunts _______ and give a comment.



Comment (because…)


I did my best



I did really well.



I went too fast!



I …



Teacher’s evaluation Rubric:

The student:






initiated and responded in English while working together





Referred to resources when necessary















* your teacher may add criteria that best applies to the context and particular focus of your class.