For Canadian homeschooling families

James Cook: The Pacific Coast and Beyond Belongs to series: In The Footsteps of Explorers

Author: N/A

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing

Item #: J141

Pages: 32

Level: Grade 4, Grade 5

Class: Paperback

Price: $11.95

In the 1700s, the voyages of British Captain James Cook shed light on what life was really like in the uncharted Pacific. Hired to seek an undiscovered continent known by astronomers and geographers as Terra Australis Incognita, or unknown southern land, Cook proved that it didnt exist, dramatically changing Europeans understanding of their world. Young readers will also be fascinated by Cooks encounters of the cultures of the native peoples of Tahiti and Hawaii. A recipe from the period is also included. Topics include
Cooks youth as an apprentice and early training in the British Royal Navy
a map of Cooks routes
the discovery of Tahiti, Hawaii, Australia, and New Zealand
customs of the native peoples, including the Kauai, Maori, and Tahitians
Cooks ships, the Adventure and the Resolution
the responsibilities of the crew and how they coped with illnesses such as scurvy
a fun-to-make recipe from the period
the long-awaited transit of Venus
the findings of the Royal Geographic Society