For Readers Age 9 - 12
Grades 4th - 8th
39 Clues Book 9: Storm Warning - Suggested Activities
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As we near the end of
the hunt for the clues, add a few more locations to your
map: Cuba, the Bahamas and Jamaica! For contrast, also
locate Ireland and the British Isles...see how far this
Irish pirate had to go to reach the Caribbean. And you
might as well put a marker on Ghana to show the route of
the slave trade too!
Donít overlook the
United Nationís Encyclopedia of the Nations as a
one-spot stop for information on all these countries.
Start the adventure by orientating
yourself with the official website of the Bahamas .
Yo ho Yo ho a pirateís life for me!
Since the book starts out investigating their piracy
heritage, weíll start there too! The internet abounds with
information on pirates, not all accurate and most intended
to sell you something. Professorsí notes can give us a few
details about the era in general, and piracy specifically,
such as that information is contradictory regarding Anne
Bonny and Mary Read
Wikipedia gives a good overview of the three (these two
ladies and Captain Jack Rackham) with sounds sources
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calico_Jack And then we
have the better known pirates...
What was Captain Kiddís life really
like? Yes, although dead for centuries, even he has an
http://www.captainkidd.org/ But donít think you need to
travel to the Bahamas to look for buried treasure...just
head over to the Connecticut River here in the US to start
your own treasure hunt!
Lotís more cool info on pirates at these sites too!
Before you start planning your family
vacation to Oceanus in the Bahamas, you should know there
doesnít appear to be one. But the Oceanus in the story might
have been imagined from the Atlantis resort.
http://www.atlantis.com/default.aspx Danís water slide
through a shark tank sure sounds a lot like the Mayan Temple
Moving on now to Jamaica, you can get
acquainted with the Island Amy-style...by visiting the
http://www.nlj.gov.jm/ and then with its heritage
Read about the Nanny of the Maroons and other heroes
As you read about the National Heroes park, you can orient
http://www.jnht.com/heritage_site.php?id=175 and also
glimpse into Spanish Town, the oldest inhabited city of
http://www.jnht.com/heritage_site.php?id=217 Now here
is where you track the slave trade from Ghana to
Jamaica...follow the quest of the Ashanti
If you are wanting to learn more or
trying to make homework fun, check out Factmonsterís pages
And parents or teachers designing a
curriculum, take a look at the numerous educational sites
regarding world geography
Many links include lesson plans too.
Last word: Amy and Dan are always have
to break codes and solve puzzles. This time the code was to
add five letters. So the letter J really stood for the
letter O (J + K, L, M, N, O). What kind of code can you come
up with? Amy and Dan knew to convert the V as Roman Numeral
5. Take the Roman Numeral challenge and see how you do!
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