Saturday, February 21, 2009

Best. Teacharrr. Evarrr.

A brilliant Utah teacher has found a way to interest 16-year-olds in history. Ronald Hansen teaches pirates "rather than do[ing] Columbus." His course culminates in a three-day treasure hunt, complete with cryptographic clues. Principal's only concern: it's hard to figure out all that pirate lingo. Bravo, Mr. Hansen! May yer sails be round and yer rum casks full. Read the full story.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for posting this article! It is great to hear that people are seeking to explore other regions of history that are a bit off the beaten path! As a scholar of the Golden Age of Piracy, I totally approve of this lesson plan.