Monday, 19 March 2018

Assignment: Who were the early navigators and explorers in the age of discovery? Due Monday 9th April



Assignment Due: Monday 9th April

For your assignment, you need to research and present your work on one of the early explorers or navigators from the age of discovery (1400-1799). Captain Cook should not be chosen, was studied last year.

Your research should include the following information:
  • Facts about your explorer.
  • What voyages they made.
  • Why they made them.
  • What impact it had on other cultures (Important).
  • Other Inquiry questions to supports your research.
  • Both Primary and Secondary sources to support your presentation
You will present your PowerPoint presentation (or other appropriate software) in the last week of the term (Monday 9th April). A random name generator will choose the order of the presentations.

Primary and Secondary sources
A primary source is an original document or other material that has not been changed in any way. It is a reliable first-hand account usually written at or near the time the event(s) occurred. Primary sources are better than secondary sources. Secondary sources are documents based on primary sources.

Example of Primary Sources
  • Letters
  • Manuscripts
  • Diaries
  • Journals
  • Memoirs
  • Maps
  • Photographs
  • Objects or Artifacts
Captain Cook's Journal 1775 (more information)

Example of Secondary Sources
  • Most work that includes/discusses primary sources.
  • Most books about a topic.
  • Articles about a topic, especially by people not directly involved.
  • Documentaries 
Encyclopedias