Step 2: Teach Lesson
Explain to the student that the choices they make in their lives affect others. All relationships need strong values, and there are many
other ways to handle grievances besides being angry or using violence. Violence is never the option.
Ask the student, Would you like to be in charge and make important decisions? How would you like to be rich? Would you
like to have great adventures? Would you like to be powerful and a strong leader? Allow the student time to respond.
Tell the student, Today we are going to do all these things in a pirate activity.
Give the student a container filled with gold coins, Character Cards
, a deck of Water
and Food Cards
, a deck of Situation Cards
deck of Plunder Cards
, a deck of Code of Conduct Cards
, and a deck of Course You Cards
Have the student select a Character Card
. This card tells them who they are and what their characteristic traits are.
(Always include the Captain card when playing. Other character cards may be set aside depending on the number of players. The
student is given five gold coins, three Water Cards
and three Food Cards
to begin the game. Gold coins may be exchanged for two
or Food Cards
Place the Character Card
in front of you.
The Captain draws the first Situation Card
and follows the instructions on that card.
Players only pay other players when instructed on the card. All other “bounty” is put back into the container.
Play continues to the Captain’s left until all cards have been turned over, or until time expires.
After the game has ended, each player counts their coins and Food and Water Cards
. Compare what the other players have to your