Pirates in North Carolina Swansboro High School Pirates
Swansboro Pirates Questions??? • Why is our school the “Pirates” • Were there “good” pirates? • What does Swansboro have to do with pirates? • Will you be a good pirate this school year?
Pirate Vocabulary – Part I • There are different words used to describe pirates. • Pirates had different purposes for what they did depending on the word used.
Pirate Vocabulary – Part I • Pirate: An act of robbery on the high seas for personal gain.
Pirate Vocabulary – Part I • Privateer: An act of robbery on the high seas for the good of a nation.
Pirate Vocabulary – Part I • Buccaneers: Run away sailors and deserters that operated on the Caribbean Sea.
Characteristics of a Good Pirate • Not afraid (Bold) • Determined to do a good job • Work hard • Take chances • Love the work
Part I: Quiz Questions • 1. People who stole things on ships and kept the goods for themselves where ____. a. pirates b. dogs c. pears • 2. People who worked for the nation to help patrol the seas were _____. a. cats b. privateers c. preachers
Part I: Quiz Questions • 3. Sailors who deserted the navy and sailed the Caribbean Sea were ___. a. bears b. buccaneers c. students • 4. Which spelling is correct? a. prateis b. pirates c. parties.
Part I: Quiz Questions • 5. What makes a good SHS pirate? a. excited about school b. bored with school c. cheats at school
Swansboro: Part II - The First Steamboat in North Carolina • The first settlement in Swansboro was in 1730 at the White Oak River. • The port at Swansboro became well know with the ship builder, a privateer, Capt. Otway Burns. • He docked his ship, The Snapdragon, at the Swansboro Port and conducted a ship building industry in Swansboro.
Swansboro: Part II - The First Steamboat in North Carolina • Capt. Burns served as a privateer in the War of 1812. • The War of 1812 was fought between the US and Britain. It confirmed American’s independence from England. • He destroyed and captured millions of dollars of British shipping supplies.
Swansboro: Part II - The First Steamboat in North Carolina • Capt. Burns built the first steamship in NC in 1818. • The name of the steamship was the Prometheus.
Part II: Quiz Questions • . Who made the first steamship in NC? a. Capt. Otway Burns b. Capt. John Smith c. Barney • 2. What was the name of this steamship? a. Pirates b. Precious c. Prometheus
Part II: Quiz Questions • 3. What city did he make the steamship in? a. New Bern b. Jacksonville c. Swansboro • 4. Capt. Burns was a _______. a. Buccaneer b. Privateer c. Pirate • 5. Did Capt. Burns help Swansboro become a port city in 1812? a. Yes b. No
Blackbeard: Part III A – NC History • Blackbeard’s real name was Edward Teach • He got the nickname of Blackbeard because of his thick “black beard.” • Blackbeard was a pirate/privateer. • He was born in England.
Blackbeard: Part III A – NC History • The name of his ship was “Queen Anne’s Revenge.” • The ship was used by Blackbeard for less than a year and sunk in 1718 in Beaufort Inlet, NC. • The ship was possibly found in 1996 in the waters of Carteret County.
Blackbeard: Part III A – NC History • He made his home on the Outer Banks near Ocracoke Island, NC. • An island is land with water surrounded all around it.
Blackbeard: Part III A – NC History • Blackbeard’s real name was:__________. a. Edward Teach b. Santa Claus c. George Washington • Blackbeard’s ship’s name was _________. a. Queen Elizabeth b. Queen Ann’s Revenge c. King George
Blackbeard: Part III A – NC History 3. The ship was sunk off the coast of ______________. a. Georgia b. North Carolina c. Florida 4. Blackbeard was born in _____________. a. North Carolina b. Italy c. England 5. Blackbeard had a home on ___________. a. Ocracoke Island b. Bear Island c. Both
Blackbeard: Part III B – NC History • Blackbeard used fear to rob the ships • He never killed anyone unless there was a battle that broke out. • He would sell the items he robbed to NC citizens. He sold sugar and cloth. • The goods from pirates were much cheaper than the things shipped in from England.
Blackbeard: Part III B – NC History • The law “turned their heads” on the things that Blackbeard did. • Blackbeard had an arrangement with the colonial governor of NC to sail the NC waters as long as he left English ships alone.
Blackbeard: Part III B – NC History • At one point, the NC governor pardoned him after he was captured. • Pardon: To forgive a crime.
Blackbeard: Part III B – NC History • Blackbeard’s treasure is a fantasy—not true!! • Old stories: Blackbeard had a tunnel from his house in New Bern to the Tryon Palace where he would send stolen things to Gov. Tryon.
Blackbeard: Part III B – NC History • Priates’ treasure is a myth—false story • Hollywood made up these myths to give adventure to movies. • Such things as treasure maps and buried treasure do not exist.
Blackbeard: Part III B – NC History • Blackbeard used ____________ to rob ships. a. Good looks b. kindness c. Fear • Blackbeard sold cloth and sugar to NC citizens. a. Yes b. No • Blackbeard has an agreement with the president so he could sail NC waters. a. Yes b. No
Blackbeard: Part III B – NC History • People liked to buy things from Blackbeard because the items were ______________. a. cheaper b. expensive c. Pretty 5. Blackbeard had a treasure map and we should be looking for it. a. Yes b. No
Vocabulary Quiz • Land that is completely surrounded by water is __________________. a. an island b. water c. my house • To pardon someone is to ___________. a. be mean b. to forgive c. to like • Which word is spelled correctly? a. praytesis b. didrates c. pirates • Some pirates worked for the nation. a. yes b. no