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Learners read informational text about the Titanic, then answer two fill-in-the-blank questions based on information found in the text. They add the suffix less or the prefix un to six words from the story to create antonyms. Then, they list two arguments for and two arguments against raising the Titanic. They use supporting evidence from the passage to form their conclusion.
Get your historians motivated to research the Titanic through this crossword puzzle! Students use 12 clues about the ship's history, maiden voyage, and sinking to complete the puzzle. Consider using as a way to solidify information students have already learned, or even as a sponge activity for extra time in class.
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.
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.