Titanic Survivors: One Ship, Two Different Worlds

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Scholars explore claims from two Titanic survivors, a first-class passenger and a person from the steerage class. The activity uses primary documents to help pupils determine whether the White Star Line showed preferential treatment to the first-class survivors. Academics also complete a worksheet and participate in group discussion. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Compare the treatment of first-class passengers to the steerage class during the disaster 
  • Discuss the reasons that few passengers were rescued 
Classroom Considerations
  • Must complete a portion of the activity online 
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Activity can be completed in pairs or groups
  • Easy to pair the resource with a unit on the twentieth century or social class divisions 
Cons
  • None