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Sunday, July 28, 2019

Captain Cook agrégation anglais 2020 option civilisation post twelve

The SAES  has published a bibliography on Cook's travels. Do not feel intimidated: nobody reads everything!

http://saesfrance.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2020-AGREG-BIBLIO-COOK.pdf 

Captain Cook agrégation anglais option civilisation post eleven

There is a huge amount of material online about Captain Cook's journeys, and I will be putting together a guide to help you through this jungle (I even found a video which claimed that Cook's journals proved the earth is flat!) Obviously, one must pay attention to the provenance of any material. This is from the British Library website, and concerns the indignenous aboriginals reaction to Cook's arrival.

https://www.bl.uk/the-voyages-of-captain-james-cook/articles/an-indigenous-australian-perspective-on-cooks-arrival

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Captain Cook agrégation anglais 2020 option civilisation post ten

For reading the journals themselves, which are rather long, I recommend reading the second and third journeys first, and then the first journey. The accounts of the second and third journeys are more accessible.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Captain Cook agrégation anglais 2020 option civilisation britannique post nine

Over the summer you will be getting familiar with the different subjects on the programme of the agrégation. I highly recommend this round table organized by the British Library in London on the death of Cook. It shows some of the important questions raised. The sound on the video is bad at the beginning but quickly gets better. Listen out in particular for questions raised by a Hawaiian woman ( if I understand correctly) at the end.

The video is here https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UcCCbvXB164&

Don’t hesitate to use one of the many sites which will transform a YouTube video into an MP3 file. Then you can work while doing the family shopping.

Thursday, July 04, 2019

Captain Cook agrégation anglais 2020 option civilisation britannique post eight

This may appear a little technical, but it was a matter of life and death to Cook.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_distance_(navigation)