Women in History: Fearsome Female Pirates
Come and join us for a voyage to the past and learn about several of the incredible women who ruled the seas - Lagertha, Grace O'Malley, Mary Read and Anne Bonny, Ching Shih, and more! #academic
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class
45 minute class
Throughout history, there have been dramatic tales of women sailing the oceans. Many of these stories begin from the Golden Age of Piracy (1650 to 1720), but there are accounts of female pirates dating back thousands of years. In this one time class, we will explore the lives of many different women over broke social and gender norms. We will take a look at the superstitions and customs around the world around women at sea, how some women disguised themselves as a man to sail, how different...
I have been an educator on Outschool since February of 2018. I have my MBA and MHA, both of which have taught me the value of conducting research and asking questions. I have a passion for history and learning. You can usually find me in the middle of 2-3 books or watching a documentary.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
There may be some Youtube videos that are seen during this class. I will share my screen and learners will not need to access them on their own. This class is about pirates, and as such, there will be some talk about violence and sexism. All discussions will be at an age appropriate level.
Some of the sources used for this class are, but not limited to: Smithsonian Britannica National Geographic PBS Library of Congress Royal Museums Greenwich https://www.rmg.co.uk/stories/topics/were-there-female-pirates History Hit https://www.historyhit.com/most-famous-female-pirates-in-history/ World History Encyclopedia https://www.worldhistory.org/article/1884/seven-notorious-women-pirates/ Maritime Museum https://www.maritimemuseum.co.nz/collections/top-20-sailing-superstitions Women Sailors and Sailor's Women - David Cordingly