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Introducing Piracy. What is a Pirate?. A thief of the seas or oceans Someone who uses violence to steal the property of another vessel Someone who makes it his business to sail with the express intention of robbery or plunder - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Introducing Piracy

  • What is a Pirate?A thief of the seas or oceans

    Someone who uses violence to steal the property of another vessel

    Someone who makes it his business to sail with the express intention of robbery or plunder

    The captain or crew member of an armed vessel which sails without legal commission, with the intention of attacking other vessels in order to steal treasure

  • What is a Privateer?

    The captain or crew of an armed vessel sailing under the commission of a sovereign power against the enemy

    A privateer was a pirate who by commission or contract from a government was authorized to seize or destroy a merchant vessel of another nation.

    Privateers were an inexpensive means of weakening the enemy by hassling their trade routes

    Privateers allowed nations to avoid the need to maintain and create a navy

  • Activity: Graffiti WallScenario: You are living in Europe during the 1500s to the 1800s and you want to become either a pirate or privateer

    Task I: List the benefits and rewards of both options in a chart

    Task II: In your groups, brainstorm problems or obstacles that you might encounter as a pirate or privateer

    Task III: Make a decision

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