Explorers Explaining customs: Omai Activity outline

Essential information

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

Omai hitched a lift to Britain from Tahiti in 1773. When he arrived, he didn’t speak much English, and knew little of British customs. We don’t have a first-hand account of Omai’s journey. As far as we know, he couldn’t write letters or keep a journal. We only know about his experiences from the accounts of others.