Play Jeopardy to review facts about natural disasters. Choose three categories (earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, volcanoes, wildfires, landslides, floods) and place the category cards on the game board. This activity could be used to see how much the students know about natural disasters. -KAP
Also, hurricanes, tropical storms and tropical depressions have mostly female names. A lot of ships/boats have female names. Even if they don’t, they’re still referred to with the female pronouns, including aircraft carriers, who are named after U.S. Presidents.
'The Republic of Pirates' by Colin Woodard - excellent read upon most of the famous names of piracy (Blackbeard, Rackham, Bellamy, Bonny...) including detail gleaned from recent archaeology. Can almost smell the gunsmoke and hear the Caribbean hurricanes howl