This e-book is designed to be read online or printed. It tells the story of Nicholas Young, who traveled on Captain Cook's first voyage around the world. The three-year journey is filled with adventure, new lands, and surprising encounters. It is also a voyage of personal growth and discovery for Nick.
This was an exciting book to write with the availability of so many primary sources including the journals of Captain Cook, Joseph Banks (ship scientist), and Sydney Parkinson (ship artist). This story can be used as a mentor text to model how to use primary sources to create a historical fiction tale.
This story offers opportunities to explore geography as your students locate the places described in the story and draw their own route of Captain Cook's first voyage.
There are many opportunities for discussion and writing throughout the book as students consider their own point of view when Nick contemplates and questions what he observes.
This is truly an amazing journey of discovery with so much to offer about history, life science, sailing, geography, culture, health and hygiene, and science discoveries during the mid 1700s.