Here's some of our Pirate
31/01/2005 - Qld. Education
Views, Internet Site Reviews - "...It is a comprehensive, well presented
history of privateers, pirates and buccaneers........This would be valuable
site for teachers using Pirates as a central organising theme for a
cross-curriculum unit of work."
27/08/2001 - Ahoy there Rochedale State School!!!!|
I just sailed into your inbox to say, thank you for choosing our competition and welcome aboard The Jolly Rogers Website Competition..
Your site has been approved for fighting with us..*S* I have been over to your site and it is terrific, and one of the most interesting pirate sites on the
web, you have so many things to read and see!!!!!
|1/4/00 - Here's
an article from Skewl Sites March 2000 Newsletter - |
"Ahoy, mates! We've been trying to snag a truly dastardly site on pirates, and we think we've found just the one. Pirates is a theme page
produced by Year 5 students at Rochedale State School in Brisbane, Australia. It's sure to spark your students' imagination and ignite a lively research or
creative writing project. Six main topics make up this innovative site. You can click on a picture of a skull to find out the difference between a buccaneer
and a privateer, and the definition of piracy. You'll meet some famous (or infamous) pirates, such as the notorious Blackbeard, and some lesser known
pirates like Anne Bonny (yes, a woman!). You can read the students' summary of the famous pirate story "Treasure Island" or enjoy stories
and poems on pirates by the Year 5 students. You could use these stories to spark ideas for student writing in your own classroom. And yes, there are
questions, where your students can test their knowledge of pirates.
One of the unique aspects of this student created site is the excellent ideas for a pirate theme in the classroom. You
can click on pictures of Pirate Dress Up day and see the kids in their pirate costumes. They also share some great `Wanted' posters. See photos of
kids taken at a pirate picnic lunch-eon. Take a look at pirate treasure maps and see how they made the maps look old. The online Pirate Treasure Hunt that
the students created shows a lot of time and effort. Your students will enjoy the hunt and can even earn a
certificate. There are plenty of links to more Pirate sites, but we think there's more than enough right here to have a go at your own pirate theme. Now `shiverme
timbers' and bookmark this site!"
- The Best of Educational Web Sites - March 2000
8/3/00 - "Hi! Iím
the contributing editor of a new history column, Pirates and|
Privateers, at Suite101.com. Pirates is one of my recommended sites, and I provide a link to your site.
link above for the site.
|8/2/00 - Congratulations -
"You Are Now A Jukebox's Kool Top 2% Web Page Award Winner And Now May Place This Award On Your Web Page"
15/9/99 - Your web site, Pirates, has been selected as the
Family Site of the Day for September 15th, 1999! The editors at WorldVillage in honor and recognition of the web's finest family-friendly sites choose this
Here's part of the review: "This is a great site, especially since students maintain it. It is worth spending some time at since it is both
educational and informative. Enjoy your stop here today."
|"This is magnificent, so much work went
into the making of this site, I am so impressed!"
This award was sent it us by Grania from Grania's Lair.
Grania has a page about Grace O'Malley and heaps of Celtic things and is well worth a look!!
Your site (Pirates Homepage) has been rated "Great!" and awarded 3 stars in my 7/7/99 syndicated newspaper column "Surfing the Net with
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
23/7/98 - "Congratulations! Your page:
has been selected to receive a Links2Go Key Resource
award in the Pirates topic.
For each topic, Links2Go selects at most 50 of the most representative links. These are
the "Key Resources" for the topic. "
We are very pleased and proud, that these pages were featured on the
Internet Explorer Home User site during the week of 25 February, 1998.
are also privileged to have received the MAXIE A+ AWARD for Educational Excellence on 25 March, 1998.