Blackbeard

Here is a reading on Blackbeard (aka Edward Teach) along with its accompanying vocabulary-building and comprehension worksheet.

Last weekend, for the first time, I watched Pirates of the Caribbean. So when I was perusing the Intellectual Devotional shelf in the warehouse earlier, this material caught my eye. It looks to me like the producers of the Pirates of the Caribbean series, and the star, Johnny Depp (whose fey performance is both hilarious and oddly touching), were and are well aware of the life and times of Blackbeard (although he apparently appears in the series’ fourth film, played by the great Ian McShane). If you have students who are fans of these films, I would hazard a guess that this will be high-interest material for them.

If you find typos in these documents, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

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