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Investigate the sinking of the Titanic with young scholars. They will read actual documentation from the Titanic and answer questions. They will then draw conclusions from the pictures they see and information they read.
Was the Titanic advertised as an unsinkable ship, or was it just what the public believed? In this analysis activity, historians examine both primary and secondary sources to determine the answer to this question and the reliability of the various sources. Students are prompted to label each source as primary or secondary, and make a final, educated guess as to which theory seems best supported overall.
Ninth graders research the history of a person who was aboard the Titanic and write about the part he/she played in the world's greatest maritime disaster.
In this Titanic! activity and progress test learning exercise, students respond to a total of 17 multiple choice, matching and fill in the blank questions pertaining to Titanic!.
Looking for a way to include math in your history lesson on the Titanic? In this learning exercise, historians read a paragraph containing facts and figures about the Titanic, then use the background information to answer 4 questions requiring math operations.
How was the Titanic built? Using this study guide, young historians discover details regarding the construction of the Titanic. Students read 7 sections of information and examine photographs. Consider using this handout as a jigsaw activity- small groups could become "experts" at one section, presenting to the class with some sort of visual. Or, synthesize the research by holding a "press conference", with each group presenting information about their section for the press.
Middle schoolers conduct research in the area of accidents at sea. In this lesson plan they focus on the tragedy of the Titanic ship and how the original idea of avoiding collisions at sea could have possible helped to change history.
In this Titanic disaster worksheet, students read about reasons and theories for the Titanic disaster. Students then answer 7 questions about the text.
In this Titanic timeline instructional activity, learners read the timeline about the events of the Titanic disaster. Students read about 19 events in the timeline.
For this Titanic crew worksheet, students read about the crew of the Titanic. Students learn about 11 crew members and the bandsmen.
In this Titanic's lifeboats instructional activity, students read about the specific numbers of people on the lifeboats of the Titanic. Students answer 10 questions about the text.
Students, in groups, research the bio deterioration of the Titanic. They write a report focusing on the rusting of the Titanic and estimate the amount of time it will take for the Titanic's bow section to completely dissolve.
Students analyze and interpret data related to the crew and passengers of the Titanic. They research information on a Titanic database to illustrate specific statistical conclusions, and whether or not social status affected the outcome.
Students discover how galvanic exchange has contributed tot he deterioration of the Titanic. They perform an experiment in which they predict which of 2 metals deteriorate when placed in a salt solution.
Seventh graders explore the titanic disaster.  For this geography lesson, 7th graders research basic facts about the Titanic.  Students create Titanic scrapbooks. 
Students explore the internet world of Second Life and discover the ship the Titanic and how it went down. In this Titanic lesson plan, students create a PowerPoint presentation on what they learned.
Young scholars observe pictures of the Titanic sailing and at the bottom of the ocean. They hypothesize the cause of the Titanic tragedy and engage in deeper questioning while one student writes responses on the board. They then work in groups to gather evidence to support or refute their hypotheses.
Sixth graders explore the Titanic disaster as a historical event by reading informative articles and books and by use of the Internet. They produce a database of passengers with information about them and use the database to analyze the information.
Research and gather information about the passengers on the Titanic. Learners create a database to record information gathered on the Titanic passengers. They analyze their database and answer questions.
Did the rescue procedures on the Titanic favor the first-class passengers?  Use actual historical data to explore independent and dependent events with your class. Part of a series of worksheets, but can be used separately.

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