We were contacted by the team at Innovative Teaching Ideas and asked to look at Titanic resources they had specifically created to teach students about the Titanic. We used to promote books and films on Titanic but I have to say as a teacher that this resource stands head and shoulders over anything else we have come across and I can highly recommend it for students aged between 9 and 16.
There are a number of free Titanic Activities on the web but for well under $10.00 you can save yourself hours of planning and confusion with this all in one collection of Titanic teaching resources, activities and lesson plans.
In depth and engaging Project Based Learning
The variation of this resource is what really impressed us as a teaching resource. It offers a project-based learning approach in which students can explore areas of interest to them around one of the world’s greatest stories ever told. A tragedy Shakespeare himself could not have penned.
All major curriculum areas are covered and students have the opportunity to jump in and deep dive into specific areas of interest about Titanic.
Great Digital Titanic Resources
Although not exclusively designed as a one to one tool, students who have access to a laptop, Chromebook, iPad or another device will really maximize the opportunities this resource offers.
Interactive digital graphic organizers, audio, video and integrated web-based tools make this a resource perfectly designed for Google Classroom and contemporary teaching and learning.
This 40 slide digital interactive notebook is a unit of work on the world’s most famous ship. The people, events, ingenuity and oversights captured the world’s imagination and then changed history forever.
It will engage your students through a huge collection of Editable Digital Graphic and Text Organizers, multimedia, resources and interactive tasks all themed around Titanic.
Perfect as an English, literacy or history project.
✔ Digital Text Response Tasks
✔ Digital Titanic Timelines
✔ Digital Fact Vs. Opinion
✔ Digital Newspaper text / graphic organizers and templates
✔ Interactive Titanic video response task
✔ Create your own Titanic Google Map task
✔ Podcast audio response tasks
✔ A variety of interactive Titanic Writing planners and templates
✔ Digital Titanic Biography Response Tasks
✔ Digital Data representation and graphing based upon Titanic
✔ A range of open-ended Titanic assessment tasks
✔ Digital Self assessment tools
➕ PLUS MUCH MORE ➕
This is a deep unit of work guaranteed to both inform and showcase your students understanding of one the greatest achievements and disasters.
This is the type of resource which validates and proves the worth of all that technology in your classrooms.
USEFUL TITANIC LINKS FOR STUDENTS & TEACHERS
Quality information about RMS Titanic
Titanic for the Purists. The biggest depository of Titanic on the web. It Will suit secondary and tertiary research more so than juniors.
A very thorough collection of Titanic information for secondary students
BBC interviews with survivors of passenger and crew survivors (transcripts available as part of the Tales of Titanic Education Kit
Causes of death of passengers and crew (including deaths after the sinking)
Please note: here are many sites that have quotes from Titanic survivors, some of which are not always accurate. Below is one site where there are quotes available.
The complete record of events from inquiries following the Titanic’s sinking in 1912
Find out about the massive object that sank the Titanic
A wealth of well researched Titanic content from her birthplace.
IMMERSIVE SITES FOR STUDENTS ABOUT TITANIC
A site produced by the Discovery Channel that places students in a position to explore the events of April 12- 15 from the perspective of a passenger. Students can click on one of five passengers and read and listen about their ordeal on the Titanic.
This site contains two quizzes, one with 51 general multiple-choice questions about Titanic and the other with six multiple-choice questions about passengers. These are great extension activities for students of all year levels.
BBC Titanic journey: An extraordinary journey into the deep. This site has a range of different video clips about Titanic and then an opportunity for students to complete a series of online quizzes. Suitable for years 5-10
INFORMATION ABOUT THE RECOVERY AND CONSERVATION OF RMS TITANIC
The last living survivor of the Titanic speaks of her memories
A Complete Titanic unit for teachers and students
A complete unit of work to teach students about the historical and cultural impact Titanic made upon the world both back in the early 20th century as the world’s grandest liner, and as a tragic metaphor after she sank during her maiden voyage. This complete unit includes.