Ahoy educators!

Challenge your students with outside-the-ditty-box activities and ignite their imaginations--bring The Pirate Museum experience straight to your classroom!

The St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum is proud to introduce Pirates! A Curriculum-based Educational Adventure in Pirate & Florida History that meets Sunshine State Standards--and yours. With more than 20 fun, educational, and interactive in-class activities, students can explore history, geography, science, art, reading, discussion and research for an eye-opening look at the colonial adventures of those who came before us.

Curriculum CoverTransform your classroom pre- or post-visit into a stronghold of piratical learning and fun as students form their own pirate crews, elect captains, and approach their activities in teams. They'll even design pirate flags imbued with voted-on meaning. Their experience is elevated with these hands-on activities and teamwork. Use any portion of the curriculum or all of it. It's up to you!

Here's just a hint of what your students will do:

  • Plot Sir Francis Drake's journey around the world
  • Create their own Code of Conduct
  • Keep a Weather Journal
  • Make a compass
  • Convert Spanish coins

And if you haven't yet, you and your students are welcome to visit The Pirate Museum where they can see their newfound knowledge brought to life, put their lessons to work, and experience thrills of the Golden Age of Piracy -- from 17th century Port Royal, Jamaica, to pop culture's influence in Hollywood Pirates. Learn more about our educational field trip experience

"The experience at the Pirate Museum is so much fun as well as educational. Made me want to jump on a ship and sail the Caribbean. Also, the educational activities you have on the website are great. I plan to incorporate them a much as possible."
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Jackie Cheek, The Cornerstone School, Ocala, Fla.


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For the Pirates! Teacher Key,
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Did you know?

  • In 1684, the pirate Andrew Ranson was found guilty of piracy and sentenced to death by garrote. The rope around his neck broke and the town's friar believed his near-death experience was a miracle and demanded he be spared.

  • The pirate motto for going into battle was "iron and lead first, followed by steel." Start with cannon and musket fire and proceed to close fighting with cutlasses and boarding axes.

  • Pirates had workman's comp! Each captain took care of the injured by compensating crewmen for being maimed or losing a limb. And each captain had his own "rates:" loss of right arm, 600 pieces; left arm, 500 pieces; right leg, 500, etc.

  • The Castillo de San Marcos was built immediately after Captain Robert Searles sacked St. Augustine, Florida in 1668. Sir Francis Drake razed the city 82 years earlier.

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