A DOCUMENT BUNDLE requires you to analyze a number of primary and/or secondary d

A DOCUMENT BUNDLE requires you to analyze a number of primary and/or secondary documents or artifacts and then to respond to a prompt with a few paragraphs. Write your answer in complete sentences, in paragraph form, and submit by the deadline. Submissions that are clearly written, specific, and that deal with as many of the documents as possible will receive the highest scores.
The documents:
The BBC recording (15 mins) about The Australian Barkshield from the BBC series, History of the World in 100 Objects, and the accompanying slide.
All the primary source documents in the CH 14 ONLINE READER. (You can ignore the media worksheet.)
PROMPT: Captain Cook’s voyages throughout the Pacific Ocean, particularly his encounters with the Polynesian indigenous people of the Pacific Islands, aroused intense interest and passion among his British audience and among other Europeans as well. Considered a voyage of discovery based on science and the principles of the Enlightenment, Cook and others who accompanied him strove to study the places and peoples they encountered scientifically and rationally. Numerous diaries, engravings, and narratives were drafted in Britain about their findings. Paintings, plays, and other works of art also tried to capture the spirit of the voyages. Your textbook authors claim that “The extremely popular accounts of his discoveries, and the engravings that accompanied them, opened up the exotic worlds of Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia, and Hawaii to European scrutiny. They also prepared the way for a new, more intensive sort of cultural colonization.” As you examine and analyze the following sources, consider how these accounts shaped Europeans attitudes toward the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Islands. What about their society both fascinated and repelled European opinion? Why do you think Europeans ultimately classified these societies as inferior to their own?