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Pirates for Kids


This Section features Pirate Biographies, Stories, Games, and Activites for Kids

This section offers an interactive of the Caribbean Sea that details many important pirate “hotspots” and the pirate histories of those places such as the Bahamas, Port Royal, Tortuga, New Orleans, the Spanish Main, and parts of South America.


This section features an interactive map detailing the important staging grounds for these Mediterranean pirates such as Tripoli, Algiers, Tunis, and other ports along north Africa and southern Europe.



This section features biographies and videos featuring six of the world’s most infamous pirates including Blackbeard, Sir Francis Drake, Sir Henry Morgan, Calico Jack Rackham and others.
This section features pictures and explanations of three different pirate flags, including the skeletal version of Blackbeard’s flag. Students can also print out and color Blackbeard’s flag.


This section simply defines many of the words and phrases common in the pirate vernacular. Do you know what the difference between a pirate, buccaneer and privateer are? Do you know what a letter of marque is? Visit this section to find out.


This section contains an interactive exhibit that details all of the above from a single flash page. Learn about the Golden Age of Piracy, the Barbary Pirates, famous pirates, the anatomy of a pirate ship and much more.

This section features an entire interactive world devoted to explorers and the Age of Exploration.

This fun pirate-themed game is a blast for kids learning basic place value or place value with decimals. Students have 90 seconds to “dispatch” as many horrid place value pirates as possible before moving to a more difficult round. The dispatching of a pirate is accomplished by identifying the pirate which meets a certain place value criteria as specified in a message that appears at the top of the page.

In Decimals of the Caribbean, students play the role of an English pirate looking to plunder Spanish treasure ships at various Caribbean ports. Perfect for kids as young as 6 (decimals can be turned off), students must “blast” the correct treasure ship that shows the numerical version of a written number on its flag. For example, students might see a message that reads “four hundred and eighty five” or “four hundred and eighty five and five hunderdths,” and would have to blast the ship that passes with “485” on its flag or “485.05” Super fun and kids can earn codes to return to the place in the game that they left off.