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Titanic: Faces of the crew. Geography, class, and fate: Passengers on the Titanic. A New Look at Nature’s Role in the Titanic’s Sinking. Setting the Stage for the Titanic Tragedy - Graphic. The crew of the Californian thought they were looking at a ship of different size and shape from the Titanic.

Setting the Stage for the Titanic Tragedy - Graphic

Additionally, changes in the density of the air caused distant lights to flicker and may have scrambled Morse lamp messages. Crews, on both the Titanic and the Californian thought that the other ship was about five miles away, but a new book says they were about 10 miles apart. Under these conditions, light would have bent down toward the colder and denser air, making distant objects appear distorted, higher and closer than they actually were. At the site where the Titanic sank, cold waters of the Labrador Current may have flowed into an area previously warmed by the Gulf Stream, creating a thermal inversion, in which air at the surface was colder and denser than the air above it.

In cold-water mirages, the appearance of distant objects can be severely distorted and constantly changing, as seen in the photos of a single ship, left. Unusual optical effects have been reported by seafarers for centuries. Stream. The Best Sites For Learning About The Titanic. Next month is the one hundredth anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.

The Best Sites For Learning About The Titanic

I’m sure tons of additional resources will come online between now and then, and I’ll keep on updating this list. But I figured it would be helpful to get started now. Here are my choices for The Best Sites For Learning About The Titanic: Ultimate Titanic is the place to start. It has tons of resources. Expedition Titanic is a neat interactive. Unseen Titanic - An Interactive Image Gallery. Homepage - AKO Titanic Trial. History - British History in depth: Titanic: Sinking the Myths. Lesson Plans - Sleuthing for a Lost Ship. Grades 6-8 Overview: In this lesson, students will consider the ways in which geography is not merely an academic discipline but also a field of study with interesting and practical applications.

Lesson Plans - Sleuthing for a Lost Ship

In this lesson, students will use geographical concepts to plan a fictitious investigation with Robert Ballard to search for a long-lost ship. Connections to the Curriculum: Geography, earth science Connections to the National Geography Standards: Standard 17: "How to apply geography to interpret the past" Standard 18: "How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future" Time: Two to three hours Materials Required: Computer with Internet access Writing materials Objectives: Geographic Skills: Asking Geographic Questions Acquiring Geographic Information Answering Geographic Questions Analyzing Geographic Information S u g g e s t e d P r o c e d u r e Opening:

Archive - Survivors of the Titanic - Survivors from the famous shipwreck tell their stories. The Titanic: Shifting Responses to Its Sinking - Lesson Overview - Lesson Plans - For Teachers. Titanic — Interactive Maps, Timelines & Games. Secrets of the Titanic. Unseen Titanic. The wreck sleeps in darkness, a puzzlement of corroded steel strewn across a thousand acres of the North Atlantic seabed.

Unseen Titanic

Fungi feed on it. Weird colorless life-forms, unfazed by the crushing pressure, prowl its jagged ramparts. From time to time, beginning with the discovery of the wreck in 1985 by Explorer-in-Residence Robert Ballard and Jean-Louis Michel, a robot or a manned submersible has swept over Titanic’s gloomy facets, pinged a sonar beam in its direction, taken some images—and left. In recent years explorers like James Cameron and Paul-Henry Nargeolet have brought back increasingly vivid pictures of the wreck.

Yet we’ve mainly glimpsed the site as though through a keyhole, our view limited by the dreck suspended in the water and the ambit of a submersible’s lights. Until now. On closer inspection, though, the site appears to be littered with man-made detritus—a Jackson Pollock-like scattering of lines and spheres, scraps and shards. What is it about the wreck of the R.M.S. Unseen Titanic - Interactive: The Crash Scene. Unseen Titanic - Zoomifier: Bow from above.