to find out for yourself what he did in his own words:
READ Captain Cook’s journal written on board the Endeavour during her maiden voyage
- Journal of H.M.S. Endeavour, 1768-1771 [the manuscript]
- Captain Cook’s Endeavour Voyage [the transcript]
GO TO the Non-Fiction area of the Library and look in the 900s section for the Dewey number: 910.82 for information books about Captain Cook.
USE the Library Catalogue to do a SUBJECT SEARCH to find out if their are any stories based on his life and voyages in our library in our library.
lodged as an apprentice, trained as a seaman and learnt the marine skills which led to his epic voyages of discovery when he grew up!
WATCH the Transit of Venus – the rarest of eclipses, “Transits of Venus have long been useful to scientific research. In the 1700s, they helped us determine our distance to the Sun and gave us the first clue that Venus might have an atmosphere” [source: www.exploratorium.edu/venus/question4.html] which is why Captain Cook was sent to chart its path!
SEARCH in World Book Online for information about Captain Cook – see the sidebar on the right of the screen; scroll down until you see the link to the site [remember you will need the username and password]
Let me know what you found out that you did not know before
and what has it made you wonder?!