How did explorers get by in places where they didn’t speak the language or understand the local customs? How and why did they record their experiences?

This pack introduces the realities of life at sea for two young, inexperienced explorers and complements studies of other seafaring explorers such as Shackleton and Sir Francis Drake.

What's in this resource?

  • overview stories of the explorers William Gooch and Omai, a Tahitian explorer
  • an image bank that includes transcribed letters and journals written by the astronomer William Gooch and 18th-century paintings, prints and writings relating to Omai
  • activity suggestions and ideas for ways you could use these resources in the classroom

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