A Ship Full of Ideas: Lesson Plans on the Titanic

 “We are all on the Titanic. The reason we cannot stop talking about the great liner is because the Titanic is about everything.”[1] —John Wilson Foster On April 14, 1912, the Titanic, touted as the “world’s safest ship” on its maiden voyage from Southhampton,England, to New York City, collided with an iceberg, and sank. A total of 1,523 people died.[1] This event left an indelible mark in history. This year will mark the one-hundredth anniversary of that fateful night. We can commemorate it in our classrooms with lesson plans that span the curriculum.
 The lessons that follow would be most suitable for middle and high school-aged students but could be modified for use with younger children. These activities focus on research and critical thinking, urging students to delve a little deeper and see God’s hand at work. History  • Read books about the Titanic. There are also some useful websites, including these: www.history.com/interactives/titanicinteractive, www.history.com/topics/titanic, www.history.com/videos/titanicdeconstructed,www.titanicfacts.com, and www.webtitanic.net.

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