Social Studies

The Real Pirates of the Caribbean: Separating Fact From Fiction

Join me and learn about the real Pirates of the Caribbean, and I don't mean Jack Sparrow (who wasn't real). The class features Blackbeard, Sir Henry Morgan and Edward England, among others.
Mr. Marshall M.A.
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Because of literature and movies, most learners do not know what information about the Pirates of the Caribbean is real and what is myth. This course will drill down into the Real Pirates of the Caribbean. Our goal is to learn pirate history and to have fun doing it. 

The history of pirates is a lot bigger than what took place in the Carribean, but this class will focus on the so-called Golden Age of piracy in the Caribbean from about 1690 to 1730.

What were these men like? What did they do? Why did piracy decline? These are some of the topics we will consider in this class. 
I have taught middle school and high school student for nearly 200 hours on Outschool. Prior to that I taught high school and college students on college campuses. I avoid gratuitous material in my presentations and aim each lesson to a specific age group. History deals with harsh realities like piracy, presidential assassinations, racism, etc. This should be considered by parents enrolling their students in my classes. 
No outside work is required. I will provide some resources for further study such as videos and online articles in addition to the Big Book of Pirates, which supplies many of the facts in this lesson. 
The class will include articles and short video clips from reputable sources such as, Britannica, PBS, etc. This would be an example of a video clip about Ann Bonney, an infamous pirate woman:
The quizzes would be the only evaluation of progress but no records will be kept. Quizzes provide a self-evaluation for the student to know if they are able retain the information.
55 minutes per week in class, and no time outside of class.
The pirates committed atrocities and were generally bad people, but the level of detail about their crimes and treatment is aimed at late elementary and middle school students. The notoriousness of the pirates also adds interest to the topic, but sensitive learners could be disturbed by some of the details. 
Malam, John. Great Big Book of Pirates. Pub, 2010.


Mr. Marshall M.A.
Lives in the United States
History Buff
69 total reviews
116 completed classes

About Me

Before joining Outschool, I taught a U.S. History and Culture Overview to High School Students visiting from China at UCLA. Before that I taught U.S. History at Marymount California University for three years.
I studied history at Pepperdine... 
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