Titanic Teacher Resources
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The Titanic 2
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.
The Titanic 1
Were your chances of surviving the sinking of the Titanic better if you were a first-class passenger? Capture learners' attention with actual historical data to find the answer. They use two-way tables to calculate conditional and unconditional probability. A great way to incorporate a little history into your math lesson.
Young scholars contemplate the worst man-made disasters in history, focusing on the Titanic, read/discuss the article 'The Titanic's Mystique in Digital Packages,' and create an 'Internet scavenger hunt' - Web sites and related questions about the Titanic.
The Sinking of the Titanic
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.
Living on the Titanic
Eighth graders research life on the Titantic using the Internet. They write journal entries from the point of view as a Titanic passenger. They write a friendly letter and a busines letter.
White Star Line and the Titanic
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.
Raising the Titanic
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.
Titanic! Activity And Progress Test Worksheet
In this Titanic! activity and progress test learning exercise, high schoolers respond to a total of 17 multiple choice, matching and fill in the blank questions pertaining to Titanic!.
Titanic Facts and Figures
Looking for a way to include math in your history lesson on the Titanic? In this worksheet, historians read a paragraph containing facts and figures about the Titanic, then use the background information to answer 4 questions requiring math operations.
Construction of the Titanic
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.
Titanic and Bats?
Middle schoolers conduct research in the area of accidents at sea. In this activity 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.
Here is an activity that utilizes a two-way table to display and interpret bivariate categorical data. Introduce your statisticians to the concepts of marginal, joint relative, and conditional relative frequencies and walk them through the computation process using survival data of Titanic passengers. While the activity is rather simplistic in nature, it is presented in a clear and concise manner.
First Class First? Using Data to Explore the Tragedy of the Titanic
Learners 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.
Galvanic vs. Titanic?
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.
What's Eating Titanic?
Young scholars, 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.
The Titanic Disaster
Seventh graders explore the titanic disaster. In this geography lesson, 7th graders research basic facts about the Titanic. Students create Titanic scrapbooks.
Voices from the Titanic
Eighth graders research the maiden voyage of the Titanic to develop a plot, setting and characters for a short story.
Voices from the Titanic
Eighth graders research various aspects of the Titanic, as well as the events connected with her maiden voyage, collision with an iceberg, and subsequent sinking in order to develop a plot, setting, and characters for a short story.
Why Did the Titanic Sink?
In this Titanic disaster worksheet, students read about reasons and theories for the Titanic disaster. Students then answer 7 questions about the text.
6 Ways to Teach About The Titanic Disaster
Teaching lessons about the Titanic disaster can be a way to get students thinking about science, social issues, and history.