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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 worksheet, 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 activity, 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.
Pupils conduct research in the area of accidents at sea. In this lesson 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 timeline worksheet, students read the timeline about the events of the Titanic disaster. Students read about 19 events in the timeline.
In this Titanic crew worksheet, students read about the crew of the Titanic. Students learn about 11 crew members and the bandsmen.
In this Titanic disaster worksheet, students read about reasons and theories for the Titanic disaster. Students then answer 7 questions about the text.
Teaching lessons about the Titanic disaster can be a way to get students thinking about science, social issues, and history.
In this Titanic's lifeboats worksheet, students read about the specific numbers of people on the lifeboats of the Titanic. Students answer 10 questions about the text.
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.
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.
Seventh graders explore the titanic disaster.  In this geography lesson, 7th graders research basic facts about the Titanic.  Students create Titanic scrapbooks. 

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