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Literature: "Dear America: Voyage on the Great Titanic" by Ellen Emerson White

These sites include author biographies, lesson plans, excerpts, and book reviews. Also includes information about the themes of the books, such as Historical Journals. There are links to eTheme resources on the Titanic and Historical Fiction.

Grades

  • 5,
  • 6,
  • 7,
  • 8,
  • 9

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Students will study about the sinking of the Titanic by assuming the roles of reporters, editors, and survivors to publish a comprehensive reporting of the disaster. Lessons for this unit are (1) Summing Up the Disaster, (2) The Interview of a Lifetime, and (3) Front Page News. Resources include: objectives, lesson plans, and reproducibles.
Read about the book and author. Includes a book summary, discussion questions, student activities, and an interview with the author. NOTE: This site has a link to discussion forum.
"Voyage on the Great Titanic" is a historical journal. Learn more about writing a historical journal on this website. "Historical Journal" for some examples.
Read about the Atlantic Ocean on this student-created site. Click on "Shipwrecks" to learn more about the Titanic.
These sites are about the RMS Titanic that sank in 1912. Includes information on the building of the ship, the iceberg accident, and its 1985 discovery. There are photographs and biographies of the passengers and crew. Read newspaper articles that covered the disaster and personal accounts from survivors. Includes a photograph of the iceberg believed to have sunk the Titanic. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on the decade of 1910-1919.
Learn more about the genre of historical fiction. There are definitions and listings of recommended children's books, plus lesson plans and classroom activities. Includes links to eThemes Resources on various historical fiction books.

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