Curriculum-linked learning resources designed to work in the classroom.

Image of a Barbary (or Ottoman) corsair – often called ‘Barbary pirates’ – who were based in North Africa. 

Key stage:
Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
School subject:
History

What happened on Francis Drake’s famous voyage? And what did his contemporaries think of him? Students step into the shoes of those who knew Francis Drake to develop their own hypothesis about whether Francis Drake was a pirate, an explorer or a privateer.

Key stage:
Key Stage 2
School subject:
Art, Geography, History, Literacy

Students examine a range of historical sources to research and refine their hypothesis as they explore the question: Was Francis Drake a pirate, an explorer or a privateer?

Key stage:
Key Stage 2
School subject:
Art, Geography, History, Literacy

Includes definitions of pirate, explorer, privateer; a Question Time-style intro; and character information for students in the hot seat.

Key stage:
Key Stage 2
School subject:
Art, Geography, History, Literacy

Questions to answer while watching the film ‘Around the world with Francis Drake’.

Key stage:
Key Stage 2
School subject:
Art, Geography, History, Literacy

Questions to answer while watching the film ‘Around the world with Francis Drake’.

Key stage:
Key Stage 2
School subject:
Art, Geography, History, Literacy

A drawing activity in which students visualise the elliptical orbits of the planets and, optionally, study their geometry using basic algebra.

Key stage:
Key Stage 3
School subject:
Astronomy, Maths, Science

Painting of the Dutton was a ship chartered by the East India Company, wrecked in Plymouth Sound during a gale on 26 January 1796. 

Key stage:
Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
School subject:
Art

East India Company artefact cards.

Key stage:
Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
School subject:
History

East India Company: an introduction.

Key stage:
Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
School subject:
History

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