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April 18th and 24th, 2017

posted Mar 5, 2016, 7:58 AM by Karen Klemchuk   [ updated Apr 24, 2017, 9:11 AM ]
We are embarking on our study of Titanic, the "unsinkable ship and the unthinkable tragedy, and are asking the question, "Why are we still fascinated by this tragic event that happened 104 years ago? What lessons can we learn from this disaster?" We will learn a great deal through our non-fiction narrative by THE oceanographer who discovered the wreck of the Titanic - Robert D. Ballard.

Throughout this unit, students will explore the key idea of disaster, and lessons to be learned from a tragedy. Students will create a chronological timeline of events leading up to the sinking of Titanic.

They will analyze at what point before the disaster happened it might have been avoided, and even during the tragedy, lives might have been saved. Students will use proper research skills- determining valid sources and websites, note-taking, citing information, and creating a bibliography from their sources- to find information that answers questions about the construction of the ship, the crew, passengers, the terrible disaster, and the survivors. I wonder what additional information we might discover and other questions we may still have?

*** As always, please check the calendar for important due dates for upcoming assignments.