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Ocracoke Island sits in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Like much of the Outer Banks, Ocracoke Island is difficult to navigate. Shifting sandbars can disable ships in a matter of minutes, and fierce currents and storms in the Atlantic Ocean have led to many shipwrecks. For these reasons, Ocracoke Island was a popular place for pirates in the 17th and 18th century. In fact, the most famous pirate, Blackbeard, died here at Ocracoke in 1718.


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3.8: Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework

On a map of Massachusetts, locate the class's home town or city and its local geographic features and landmarks. (G)

3.8: Oregon Social Sciences Academic Content Standards

Identify links of land, regions, river systems, interstate highways between Oregon and other states.

3.8: History and Social Science Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools

The student will recognize that because people and regions cannot produce everything they want, they specialize in what they do best and trade for the rest.
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