Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Literacy Ideas for the Titanic


This month marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. I don''t know about you, but this event in history casts its spell over me.  I find the glory of the ship compared to the enormous tragedy of loss so compelling.  From my experience, students feel the same way.  To encourage engagement, add some books about the Titanic to your classroom library.  Here are a few ideas for teaching about this moment in history.
Thinkquest-You'll discover all kinds of things you never knew about the Titanic.
Tonight on the Titanic, by Mary Pope Osborne,  resources
Titanic Lesson Page-many ideas in one place!
The Teacher'sGuide- A wonderful collection of ideas!
National Geographic has a great website with videos!
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12 comments:

  1. I love studying this. Every year my students have an obsession with the Titanic. There was a musical about it, years back and the songs do such a great job of telling parts of the story that I use them to teach about it was well.

    Laurie
    Chickadee Jubilee

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    1. I would love to have the songs! Is there s link?

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    2. Here is where I first learned about it, years ago:-) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv07o8Xa1W0

      And the amazon link for songs
      http://www.amazon.com/Titanic-1997-Original-Broadway-Cast/dp/B000003GA5

      Sorry....I am a total musical NeRd!

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    3. Thank you! Wow! They did a great job with the song on Rosie's show! So glad you shared the links!

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  2. These are great! I'm proud to have earned my 5 star blogger badge too! Thanks for sharing!!!

    Blogging Blessings from The Teacher's Chatterbox,

    Rebecca

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    1. Hi Rebecca! I will check out your blog!

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  3. Hi Sandi! I just found your awesome blog from Charity's linky party. I only have to do the last challenge so I can add the five star button too! I love all the "You wouldn't want to be..." books! They are great and keep the kids interest high! Great post!

    Andrea
    One Teacher's Take

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    1. Welcome Andrea! Can't wait to see your five star post! This was my first "You Wouldn't" book, but I am sure that it won't be my last!

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  4. Hello! I found your blog from the linky and I'm your newest follower.
    The REAL Teachers of Orange County

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  5. Visiting my fellow 5 Star Bloggers. :) Now following.
    The Science Penguin

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  6. Great post - definitely a 5-Star Blogger! Thanks for linking up!

    Charity
    The Organized Classroom Blog

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  7. Visiting my fellow 5 Star Bloggers. Love the fact that you study the Titanic - tragic event in history. I'm your newest follower.

    Sue
    www.sos-supply.blogspot.com

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