Pirate School

Hugh Fox Pirate School

Foxy, You Are A Pirate! [10 Minute Version]

Foxy the Pirate

1.0) Pirates of the Caribbean Movies

1.1) Describe Captain Jack Sparrow.

1Captain Jack Sparrow

1.2) Describe Captain Hector Barbossa.

Captain Hector Barbossa

1.3) Describe Joshamee Gibbs.

Joshamee Gibbs

1.4) Describe Will Turner.

Will Turner

1.5) Describe Elizabeth Swann.

Elizabeth Swann

1.6) Where is the Caribbean?

Caribbean Pirate Map Old

There are lots of doubloons in the Caribbean due to triangular trade.

Pirate Golden Triangle

1.7) What does a pirate do and why?

Pirate Job Application

1.8) When did pirates of this movie series exist?

Golden Age of Piracy


1.9) What is the connection between the Disneyland attraction and this film?


2.0) Weapons and Dress

2.1) What is the particular name of the pirate pistol?

How a flintlock works

2.2) What is the biggest drawback for this sort of pistol?

2.2) What is the particular name of the pirate sword?


2.3) What are some advantages of this sort of sword?

2.4) What sort of hat did the pirates wear?


3.0) Myths

3.1) Describe the “Jolly Roger” myth.

3.2) Describe had “rowdy crews” myth.

3.3) Describe the “hook and peg leg” myth.

Pirate hook and peg leg

3.4) Describe the “maroon crew members” myth.

3.5) Describe the “pirate’s code” myth.



4.0) Talk like a pirate

Your Pirate Name

4.1) Say the following vowels in a gruff pirate manner:

a, e, i, o, u

4.2) Why did pirates talk in a gruff manner?

4.3) Do the following dialogue with a fellow student:

Student A – Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! – INSERT YOUR FRIENDS PIRATE NAME – you be a scallywag and must walk the plank and be sent to Davy Jones’ Locker fer trying to hornswaggle us.

Student B – – INSERT YOUR FRIENDS PIRATE NAME – you scurvy dog!  I will not be walking the plank but will cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war!

4.4) What does the above dialogue mean?

4.5) Make your own pirate sentence using the pirate dictionary below:

Pirate Vocabulary and Phrases

Affidavit – sworn oath to be truth, aka Affy Davey

Arrr – yes, I agree, hmmm

Articles – legal binding agreement, list of rules

Aye – yes (aye aye = yes sir)

Bar Silver – silver bars, usually weighing several pounds each

Barbecue – ship’s cook

Batten Down the Hatches – tie down the hatches, shut your mouth

Bearings – location, to find where you are

Bite the Bullet – be brave

Black Spot – summons to a meeting, usually deadly

Blaggards – aka blackguards, a scoundrel or jerk

Blighter – a bad, gross person

Blockhouse – wooden fort with holes to shoot from

Bloody – damned or very good

Buccaneer – pirate

Bungling – messing up, making mistakes

By Thunder – also By the Powers, swearing by something, usually God

Chart – map

Cry Havoc – from Shakespeare, meaning to start a war

Cutlass – short sword with a slightly curved blade

Davy Jones Locker – bottom of the sea, death, Jones is evil spirit that preys upon sailors

Dog – bad man

Dog Watch – late afternoon or early evening work shift

Doubloon – Spanish gold coin

Execution Dock – where the gallows are located in a sea port

French Leave – sneak off and abandon your shipmates, cowardly

Gallows – framework with a rope noose to hang criminals

Gig – small rowboat used to go back and forth from ship to dock or shore

Guinea – English gold coin

Gunner – sailor who fires the cannons

Hand – to tie sails to the yardarms

Hands – sailors

Have the Wind of – to be in a better position than another person

Heave – pull

Honest Air – sweet, pure air or not swampy

Irons – handcuffs and shackles

Jolly Roger – pirate flag, usually has a skull and crossed bones

Keelhauling – to drag a person across or along the keel of a ship, often fatal

Lad – a boy, aka laddy

Leeward – aka lee shore, the wind blows toward this side, bad position

Life or death on a lee shore – Dead men tell no tales

Lubber – land lover, not a sailor, a wimpy person

Magistrate – local officer or judge

Make Sail – unroll and put sails down

Make Terms – agree to rules

Maroon – abandon on a deserted island, a person who was abandoned

Matey – aka mate, another sailor on your ship who is your friend

Me – my

Mess – the place where meals are eaten

Messmate – sailor on your ship, someone you share meals with

Musket – gun or rifle which requires loading after every shot, uses gunpowder and shot

Mutiny – when members of a crew or army overthrow their officers

Overboard – to all over the rail of a ship into the water

Parley – discussion between enemies

Pieces of Eight – Spanish silver coin

Quartermaster – officer in charge of assigning rooms and supplies

Reef – to tie part of a sail to the yardarms

Roundshot – bullets or musketballs, shot

Saber – cavalry sword with a curved blade

Sauce – back talk

Seafaring – working or traveling on the sea

Sealegs – ability to walk steadily on the deck of a moving ship

Seaman – a sailor

Sequin – Italian gold coin

Shipmate – sailor on your ship, a friend

Shiver My Timbers – Scary, makes my bones shake

Smart as Paint – smart, fresh, new, honest

Spanish Main – Caribbean Sea, area controlled by Spain

Squall – storm

Square – fair, honest

Steer – to guide a ship by using its rudder and ship’s wheel

Swab – a sailor, usually one of low rank

Swing – hang by the neck

Swivel Gun – small cannon whose aim can be changed easily

Tall Ship – any ship with tall masts

Trim Sail – adjust the sails

Weigh anchor – lift the anchor from the water so a ship can move

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