[2015] Ben Chamberlain: James Cook

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[2015] Ben Chamberlain: James Cook

James Cook

LifeWhen James Cook was eighteen, he became an apprentice with a shipping company. He worked on aship that carried coal. Then he joined the British Navy in 1755, during the French and Indian War.

Date & Location of Birth/Country sailed* Born in Marton, England in 1728* He sailed for Europe(England)

Contributions* He helped the British take Quebec*He discovered many islands

Challenges* He never could find Antartica* Islanders stole his boat and ended up killing him

Discoveries* He was the first European to visit New Zealand* He was the first to discover Australia* He was the first European to find Hawaii

CitationsSnow, Vernon F. "Cook, James." WORD BOOK 2002. 2002. Vol. 4. Chicago, IL: World Book, 2002. 1216. Print. Oct. 3James Cook. Wikipedia. Web. 6 Oct. 2015. .James Cook. www.hellenicaworld.com. Web. 6 Oct. 2015. .Blog Archives - Crossroads Christian Ch. www.crossroads-ukiah.org. Web. 6 Oct. 2015. .

Impact on the World* He found many new islands like Hawaii, and Australia*He proved that scurvy could be avoided by eating with a healthy diet.

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Promoted to post-captain

Married Elizabeth Batts

Helped in the fall of Quebec

Discovered Australia

Cook was killed by islanders

Joined British Navy

Cook was born

Ben Chamberlain


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