Every summer, we come back around to the swashbuckling phase...donning pirate costumes and sword fighting for the glory (or chocolate!). At our stopover on Roanoke Island, we took the opportunity to learn more about Blackbeard and the reasons why the area is called "the Graveyard of the Atlantic!" We put together a pirate adventure just for you at the bottom of this post...
More than 2,000 shipwrecks lie off North Carolina’s Outer Banks. A dangerous mix of storms, shoals, and strong currents earn the area the nickname “Graveyard of the Atlantic.” Stroll along Manteo’s waterfront boardwalks, pass the Marshes Lighthouse, and spend some time at the Roanoke Island Maritime Museum. The museum, a free attraction, is a mistake to miss. Friendly staff and vintage boats at the museum educate visitors and locals alike about the craft and history of boat building on Roanoke Island.
Learn more about Blackbeard at Teach's Hole, with The Story of Blackbeard.
It's a Pirate Adventure!!
- Pirate Diary: The Journal of Jake Carpenter
- Teach's Light (middle school and above)
- Pirate Diary novel study (free)
- Pirates Past Noon
- Pirates (Magic Tree House Research Guide)
- Blackbeard the Pirate King
- Pirate unit (younger kids) (free)
- Pirate studies (younger kids) (free)
- Pirate Adventure unit (free)
- Pirates unit study (older kids) (free)
- Shell Classification charts (free)
- Smithsonian Handbooks: Shells
- Hammerhead Sharks unit (free)
- The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor
- Treasures of the Earth unit (3rd-8th) (lesson 3=ocean) (free)
- Walk Through the Continents (large maps) (free)
- Veggietales : The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything
- Econokids - Budgeting curriculum (free)
We may have gotten a bit goofy with the pirate cut-outs.........