Built with a sinking feeling
This page is the A-Project. Last fall, before the Titanic exhibit came
to town, I did a series on Titanic in my MMI (mild to moderately
impaired) classroom. The following handout was a pre-writing exercise.
Later in the unit, they would be writing a paragraph as if they were on
the Titanic. The Titanic writing exercises were done in conjunction
with reading the book Titanic Crossing by Barbara Williams.
What will you pack?
Congratulations! Your application for a ticket aboard the Titanic
has been approved. We have included this handy place to make a list of
items you are taking on your trip. You might want to know that the trip
to America will take 5 to 7 days, with stops in France and Ireland. The
ship can store your valuables in the safe if you wish.
We hope that you have a great journey. You will soon be able to sign up
for your cabin assignment. Consider if you want to go First, Second, or
Remember, the story takes place in 1912. Some
things haven't been invented so you can't pack them.
Find Titanic on the Web
Here are some pages with lots of Titanic links and web rings:
Here are some Titanic pages:
- dedicated to the catastrophic tragedy that was the Titanic. Included
photos, little known facts and history.
Thomas - chief designer of RMS Titanic. This site contains
information on the life and work of this tragic hero, who went down
with his ship after assisting passengers to lifeboats.
Brett's R.M.S. Titanic Page
- in depth look at the greatest ship ever built. Details from the
birth to the death of the Titanic.
Britannica Online: Titanic
Titanic Site - covering ship's history and all aspects of the
ship's construction, sinking, and lore.
the R.M.S. Titanic - information and pictures.
Channel: Live From Titanic - expeditions by submarines to the
wreck of the Titanic. Includes multimedia highlights and a tour of what
the ship was like before it sank.
Enter the Titanic
Star: Royal Mail Steamship Titanic - devoted to the technical
side of the Titanic through period photographs and advertisements,
survivor quotes, and diagrams.
Thomas Byles - about the life and death of the brave Catholic
priest who heard confessions and prayed with the people as the Titanic
Titanic Page - all about the original Titanic, including the
song of celine dion.
Page - information on the Royal Mailing Steamer Titanic,
Olympic, Brittanic and Lusitania.
Behe's Titanic Tidbits - documenting the sinking of the
passenger liner Titanic.
Titanic WebSite - information on the RMS Titanic and boating
RMS Titanic Website - history of the ill-fated steamship, RMS
Titanic, in pictures and text.
Billy's Titanic Page
Titanic Site - information on the ship and the people.
Death of the RMS Titanic - dedicated to the great ship that
sank in 1912.
Manitoba Museum of the
Titanic - presenting a collection of Titanic and related
Reilly's Titanic Page - dedicated to the great unsinkable ship.
Lost Sister - story of the Britannic, which sank during World
War I off the coast of Greece.
Online Titanic Museum
- memorial items as well as authentic artifacts removed from the ship
prior to her sailing and ultimate demise.
R.M.S. Titanic Reading
Room - descriptions of fiction and non-fiction books,
children's books, poetry, drama, and documents; online reading room and
a book exchange.
Useless Facts About the Titanic - myths, and legends
surrounding the Titanic and her crew.
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