Captain James Cook: Extraordinary Explorer
Martha Washington: Economics, Discovery and Daily Life
Skill: Elementary School
Time Required: One or two class periods
During Martha Washington's lifetime, a number of voyages of discovery were undertaken, including the three major voyages of Captain James Cook, a British explorer. These voyages took place from 1768 to 1779, twelve years during which the French and Indian War took place, the meetings of the Continental Congress were held, and the war of American independence was fought and won. Despite the momentous events at home, it is likely that both Martha and George Washington followed the discoveries of Captain Cook, perhaps in the same way that we follow the discoveries of astronauts today.
James Cook: British Explorer The Sandwich and the Sandwich Islands The HMS ResolutionCredits:
This lesson was developed by Averil McClelland, Kent State University.