The sinking of the Titanic is still one of the most talked about shipping accidents in the world, even now over a hundred years later, everyone still knows about it. Liverpool has a whole floor of its Maritime Museum devoted to it.
National Geographic shares original footage in its short video, giving a lot of facts and pictures about the Titanic, including those of the wreck. “Over a hundred years ago, the Titanic sank beneath the Atlantic Ocean in less than three hours. Hailed as the most beautiful ship of her time, Titanic’s short-lived life was full of luxury. This video will explore some little-known facts about this unsinkable story.”(National Geographic)
BBC Bitesize offers: The sinking of the Titanic – breaking news report with the added classroom idea of creating a radio news report; this could be created as a podcast and shared on the school website. This short video gives lots of facts and original footage, it is a very useful introduction to the topic. This clip is from the Recount, Report, Instruction and Debate database.
Coolkidfacts: Titanic Facts for Kids has some extra description of the ship:
“She was one of the first ships to have a telephone system and electric lights in all bedrooms, with four elevators, a heated swimming pool, a gym, two libraries and two barber shops.” (Coolkidfacts) This bit will be of special interest to children who don’t know what it is like not to have electric lights and telephones. It would be interesting to see what they thought of the fact there were no such things as mobile phones then!
The SchoolRun has an interesting timeline to share with children, along with some interesting fun activities.