Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:53 PM
Following a discussion with my HOD, he is keen to undertake a unit of study of the Titantic. I have had some ideas and begun planning a series of lessons but would really appreciate some input from fellow colleagues. My HOD will be pressing me for plans etc before Easter!
Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:50 PM
This is the best place to start out. I use most of the resources from here. We also watch the programme "Seconds from disaster - The Titanic". Our assessment is "Whose fault was the sinking of the Titanic?" but this also includes "Why were so many killed on the Titanic?" We generally let students present their findings in any way they choose and have had some excellent films, powerpoints, posters etc etc... I've got model Titanics on my wall, posters all over the place and for homeworks my students researched and designed their own titanic menus, researched the lives of the people on the ship and their fates, used old newspapers to find out about the ship (The Mirror said most people had survived in its' first editions etc). Hope this is of some use.
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:59 PM
Explain why the unthinkable happened to what many considered to be an unsinkable vessel.
You have to scroll down aways to Section 3 to find it.
Edited by Tom Morton, 28 March 2012 - 11:00 PM.
Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:38 AM
"In the past, philosophers have sought only to understand the world. The point is also to change it." - K. Marx
"Classification is exceedingly tedious" - I. Berlin
Posted 29 March 2012 - 05:04 AM
Edited by Mark H., 29 March 2012 - 05:47 AM.
Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:00 AM
Just a thought... if you are within travelling distance (arr 10 leave at 2...)
Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:52 AM
The new Titanic section on the National Archives website is brilliant. It includes a searchable passenger list so that you can identify local people. It also has lots of detailed articles on people involved in the tragedy including fascinating stories like Violet Jessop who survived the sinking of both the Titanic and its sister ship Britannic (and was on the third, Olympic, when it hit a Royal Navy ship in the Solent). We have had pupils researching local links-for example the strange coincidence that both the hero of the hour, Captain Arthur Rostron of the Carpathia and the vilified Captain Stanley Lord of the Californian came from Bolton in Lancashire, hardly one of Britain's major seafaring towns.
Yet it shouldn't be a surprise, Britain's seafarers, apart from fishermen, were never limited to the coast. Most Merchant Navy Officers are from "the land" rather than "the coast". Marine Engineers tended, historically, to have been from places where shipbuilding was important, as they served their time as Marine Engine fitters in shipyards before going to sea, but the Deck Officers came from everywhere. Indeed, in the house where I live in rural Cambridgeshire a Master Mariner was once resident (in about 1900) and there is a Mate buried in the cemetery 100 yards along the road.
Edited by Chouan, 08 April 2012 - 11:41 AM.
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