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When your students read this play, let them know that it was based on Lauren Tarshis’ book, I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic. Encourage your students to enter our contest for a chance to win a signed copy of her book!
In this 1-minute video, author Lauren Tarshis shares a surprising research strategy--one you can try with your students!
For years, scientists have worked to recreate exactly how the Titanic sunk. Here’s a 2 1/2-minute video of James Cameron and his team creating new CGI of how the ship sank. They explain what’s happening in a way your students will understand.
From the Storyworks Jr. Archives
We’ve covered the Titanic in many ways over the years: narrative nonfiction, a poem, short nonfiction about the cracker (yes!) that survived the disaster, and another story about Titanic 2, due to set sail in 2022!
Your students will be fascinated to see what the wreck of the Titanic looks like today, over 100 years since it sank. This nearly 6-minute video shows footage shot at an expedition to the wreck. We recommend starting at the 0:53 second mark, as the first minute is full of scientific jargon that will go over kids’ heads. Be sure to pre-screen it to make sure it won’t be too scary for your students!