On 15 April 1912 at 2:20 am, RMS Titanic disappeared beneath the waves of the Atlantic Ocean, taking 1517 lives with it. The sinking of this famous ship is a legend that naturally engages children and maintains its relevance today.
Titanic was a legend before she even sailed on her maiden voyage. She was built as a dream – the largest passenger ship in the world at the time, and, ironically, the safest. She was special, she was unsinkable, and under this illusion, carried just 20 lifeboats. The largest ship to sink on her maiden voyage, the Titanic disaster resulted in an enormous loss of life. Some of the wealthiest people in the world at the time perished in the sinking.
The activities presented here in this project plan are targeted at children in Key Stage 2 and lower Key Stage 3. It is a cross curricular topic with a great emphasis on thinking skills. The topic aims to engage the children as readers with purpose, enabling them to connect their new learning to current understanding.