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Titanic: Faces of the crew. Geography, class, and fate: Passengers on the Titanic. More than 2,200 people were on board the Titanic when it struck an iceberg the night of April 14, 1912.

Geography, class, and fate: Passengers on the Titanic

The Titanic’s crew of nearly 900 is not included here. First class passengers hailed mainly from U.S. and European cities. Despite orders to put women and children in lifeboats first, survival rates were highest in first class. Most children were in steerage. Travelers in second class enjoyed fewer amenities aboard the Titanic. Immigrants comprised the bulk of steerage passengers, many of whom began their voyages in Ireland, Scandinavia, and Lebanon. A New Look at Nature’s Role in the Titanic’s Sinking. Setting the Stage for the Titanic Tragedy - Graphic. 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. Unseen Titanic - An Interactive Image Gallery. Homepage - AKO Titanic Trial. History - British History in depth: Titanic: Sinking the Myths. British Broadcasting Corporation Home Accessibility links History Titanic: Sinking the Myths By Paul Louden-Brown Last updated 2011-03-03 From the moment Titanic sank on 15 April 1912, with the loss of 1,503 passengers and crew, the newspapers were full of stories of heroism and villainy. On this page Page options Print this page 'Practically unsinkable' 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.

Archive - Survivors of the Titanic - Survivors from the famous shipwreck tell their stories. At 11.40pm on 14 April, 1912, the famously 'unsinkable' ocean liner, Titanic, struck an iceberg.

Archive - Survivors of the Titanic - Survivors from the famous shipwreck tell their stories

Two hours and 40 minutes later she sank deep into the freezing Atlantic waters. Less than a third of the people on board survived. Over the years, the BBC has heard from some of the men and women who lived through that 'night to remember'. Their memories, and internal BBC documents about the controversies that followed, are now gathered together to tell the true story of the disaster. Hear the survivors describe a night they could never forget. The Titanic: Shifting Responses to Its Sinking - Lesson Overview - Lesson Plans - For Teachers.

Back to Lesson Plans Lesson Overview In 1912, popular media headlined the sinking of the world’s largest luxury passenger ocean liner while on its maiden voyage.

The Titanic: Shifting Responses to Its Sinking - Lesson Overview - Lesson Plans - For Teachers

Newspapers captivated the world’s attention with stories from survivors and about victims who did not survive. Students will examine responses to the disaster and evaluate bias and different ways information is presented, and then apply what they learn to interpreting a political cartoon about the sinking of the Titanic. Objectives After completing this lesson, students will be able to: Examine a set of primary sources and grapple with incongruities of information and bias Construct an account of events based on multiple sources Interpret a political cartoon about the event in light of what they've learned Standards Time Required Four classes Recommended Grade Level Grades 6-12.

Titanic — History.com Interactive Maps, Timelines & Games. Secrets of the Titanic. "God himself could not sink this ship.''

Secrets of the Titanic

-Titanic crewman. The unsinkable ship sank at 2:20 a.m. on April 14, 1912. Approximately 1,500 people perished with her, a loss that stunned the world. For seven decades the fabled liner lay hidden 13,000 feet below the North Atlantic surface. Various expeditions tried to find her, but they were defeated by wild weather, the extreme depth, and conflicting accounts of the ship's last moments. 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. Unseen Titanic - Interactive: The Crash Scene. Unseen Titanic - Zoomifier: Bow from above.