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This painting, by the American artist N.C. Wyeth, was completed in 1926 and used as the dust cover for the book The Black Swan, by Rafael Sabitini, in 1932.

Painting by N.C. Wyeth, courtesy National Geographic Society

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The Battle of New Orleans
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The Battle of New Orleans

Learn about the people and places key to the Battle of New Orleans, one of the last major battles of the War of 1812.

  • Best for: Grades 5+ (ages 10+)
  • Concepts: american history, conflict, louisiana purchase, national parks, new orleans, presidents, war of 1812
The Duel on the Beach
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The Duel on the Beach

Illustration. Understanding a historic painting.

  • Best for: Grades 5+ (ages 10+)
  • Concepts: arts, history, n.c. wyeth, painting, pirates, united states
Pirate in the Caribbean
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Pirate in the Caribbean

While not as famous as other Caribbean pirates like Blackbeard and Captain Kidd, French pirate Jean Hamlin ended up eluding capture on St. Thomas with the assistance of the corrupt governor of the island.

  • Best for: Grades 6+ (ages 11+)
  • Concepts: caribbean sea, history, jean hamlin, pirates, u.s. virgin islands
Pirate Problems
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Pirate Problems

Capt. John Hawkins of the Sheila McDevitt recalls his experience with pirates off the coast of Somalia. Then, the longtime cargo vessel captain explains why piracy is rising and what he and his ship are doing to combat it.

  • Best for: Grades 8+ (ages 13+)
  • Concepts: captain john hawkins, cargo, crime, economics, indian ocean, industry, merchant marine, navigation, ocean, pirates, shipping, somalia, trade