How Oceanographers Found the Titanic

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The sinking of the Titanic is one of the most tragic and remembered events in history. A first of her time, Titanic was considered unsinkable, but the night of April 15, 1912, would prove otherwise. Seventy-three years later in 1985, her wreckage was discovered. Watch a video that explains how.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Extend the learning experience by researching the artifacts and parts of the Titanic that were preserved underwater
  • Have groups look up other boats that have sunk due to contact with an iceberg
  • Compare and contrast ships that were built in the early 1900s to ships that are built today
Classroom Considerations

  • Best used in a an oceanography lesson, or on sunken ships, and even the history and evolution of boats

  • Uses real images of the Titanic's wreckage and actual footage of the moments oceanographers discovered it
  • Includes discussion questions, a quiz, and links for further research

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