This Cracker Survived the Titanic
And someone paid a lot of money to own it!
Students will learn essential paragraph-writing skills while they learn about a fascinating piece of Titanic history.
Social studies: history
We know your students are fascinated with the Titanic. They’ll devour the exciting historical fiction book “I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic,” by our very own Editorial Director Lauren Tarshis.
You can show your students footage of the Titanic before and after it sank. This is considered to be a very rare film clip of the Titanic before its demise, including footage of Captain Edward Smith. This is video of the wreckage at the bottom of the Atlantic.
A cool exhibit
There’s an amazing exhibit traveling the country called “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition.” It may not be coming to a museum near you, but this site includes a video and photo gallery that showcases many of the incredible items found among the wreckage.
Did you know that a Titanic II is being built right now? Host a class discussion with your students: Would they sail on it?