Explorers Different perspectives: William Gooch - Activity outline

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Essential information

Key stage: 
Key Stage 2
Resource type: 
Classroom activity
Location: 
National Maritime Museum, Queen's House
School subject: 
Art, Geography, History, Literacy

The Board of Longitude employed William Gooch, a 21-year-old astronomer, to make maps of the north-west coast of America. William recorded his experiences of different cultures in lively first-hand accounts.