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Titanic Survivors: One Ship, Two Different Worlds

For Teachers 6th - 12th
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...
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Titanic: Second Class Passengers

For Students 5th - 7th
What about the second class passengers on the Titanic? In this history worksheet, students read paragraphs and study photographs of five second class passengers on the fatal voyage of the Titanic. There are no questions to answer,...
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Inevitable Accident or Wrongful Act: Judging the Titanic Disaster

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The unsinkable ship that sunk. Scholars review the case against the White Star Line following the tragic loss of life from the Titanic disaster. Academics read documents and organize them into arguments for and against the cruise line....
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Titanic First Class Passengers Crossword

For Students 4th - 7th
In this Titanic activity, students fill in a crossword that contains questions about the first class passengers on the ship. Students fill in 7 answers to the crossword.
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Examining Passenger Lists Lesson Plan

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Learners learn about the colonists that settled in the New World.  For this famous explorers lesson, students learn about famous explorers and how they used to keep diaries about their travels.  Learners read passenger lists from ships...
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U.S. Immigration Policy and Hitler’s Holocaust

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Though the Statue of Liberty welcomes political refugees to her shores, the welcoming sentiment has not always been reflected in the American citizenry. High schoolers read about the regrettable period in United States history when the...
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The Middle Passage

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore slavery conditions by viewing a video clip on the Internet. In this slave ship lesson plan, 5th graders discuss the transportation of black men and women from Africa to the United States in the 1700's and how poor...
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"Just Cruising"

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Practice writing the same number sentence in a variety of ways. Learners will explore math cruise ship problems to write equivalent sentences. Then complete word problems which have been included in multiple languages.
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Cruising

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Cruise ships offer many engaging opportunities for real-world math adventures. These large, floating cities use resources with numbers into the thousands place. Young mathematicians are asked to calculate numerical information relevant...
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Ship Ahoy!

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders develop a schedule of fitness activities to meet the needs of a diverse group of people with a wide range of ages, physical abilities, and fitness levels. An instructional manager be assigned to each station to lead the...
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Titanic Crossword

For Students 4th - 6th
Get your historians motivated to research the Titanic through this crossword puzzle! Students use 12 clues about the ship's history, maiden voyage, and sinking to complete the puzzle. Consider using as a way to solidify information...
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Dangers of Labeling and Stereotyping

For Teachers 11th - 12th
The content of this lesson is intended for a mature group. Participants imagine that they must decide which eight of fourteen people on a doomed cruise ship will be allowed to board the only life boat and survive. A list of passengers...
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Planning a Trip for Christopher Columbus

For Teachers 1st
First graders plan a trip for Christopher Columbus. They use their math skills to construct a ship for Columbus' voyage. They show their ship and calculations to their classmates and build graphs to show the amount of supplies needed to...
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Steamship Portland: Where's the Energy?

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students examine how steamships operate. They describe the necessary energy conversions. They construct a model paddlewheel ship. They use rubber bands as examples of potential and kinetic energy as they unwind and set the models in motion.
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Living on the Titanic

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders research life on the Titantic using the Internet. They write journal entries from the point of view as a Titanic passenger. They write a friendly letter and a busines letter.
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Titanic's Lifeboats

For Students 5th - 6th
For this Titanic's lifeboats worksheet, students read about the specific numbers of people on the lifeboats of the Titanic. Students answer 10 questions about the text.
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The Californian: So Near But So Far Away

For Students 5th - 6th
For this US history worksheet, students read about The Californian and its role in the sinking of the Titanic. The passage helps students improve their understanding of the situation.
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Titanic: Lessons Learned

For Students 5th - 6th
In this Titanic worksheet, students read several passages about the sinking of the Titanic. Students then answer 3 questions about the passage.
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Ship of Gold

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students research the events that were taking place in the U.S. during the time period when the SS Central America sank, and explore the adventurous, innovative, and individualistic traits that often define the American spirit.
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Do You Have A Sinking Feeling?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers plot the positions of vessels given bearings in the form of landmarks. They explain how the debris field can help solve the mystery in how the ship sunk.
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Mayflower Arrival Day 3

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders write a letter describing their arrival on the Mayflower.  In this Mayflower arrival lesson, 7th graders research the passengers, comparing and contrasting ocean travel then and now.  Students take a passenger from the...
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Titanic - Second Class Crossword

For Students 4th - 7th
In this Titanic activity, students fill in a crossword that asks questions about Titanic's second class passengers. Students fill in 10 answers to the crossword.
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Asylum Talk Show

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate the case of a German ship containing Jewish refugees seeking asylum from Nazi persecution in the late 1930s. They conduct Internet research, watch a video, and role-play passengers from the St. Louis on a...
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On the Mayflower Lesson Plan

For Teachers K - 2nd
Pupils build a model of the Mayflower inside of the classroom in order to learn about the voyage of the Mayflower and the hardships faced by its passengers. For this American history lesson, students work in small groups to construct...