Friday, February 15

Flashback Four : The Titanic Mission

April 14, 1912

The wealthiest people of the world walked her decks.  The poorest emigrants of Europe walked her decks.  She was designed to be unsinkable, formidable, and the epitome of technology to come.  In only two and a half hours, however, she went from being afloat to beneath the waves...

Titanic left England and headed to France and Ireland before turning for New York.  Four days into the crossing of the Atlantic, she hit an iceberg just before midnight.  Her hull buckled and the watertight compartments broke...flooding.  Passengers began to evacuate and the crew radioed in vain for would be hours before the Carpathia received the signal, arrived, and saved about 700 survivors.

With over 2,200 people on board, and more than 1,500 dying, this was one of the deadliest peace-time disasters in modern history.  There were enough lifeboats aboard for 1,178 people, but some of them collapsed, others sank, and many were only half-filled with people.

In 1985, the wrecked Titanic was uncovered during a military mission in the Atlantic.  It remains on the seabed today.  The oldest living survivor died in 2009.  She had only been two months old when it sank.

Our spine read for this unit is The Titanic Mission

Access the complete unit in the American History Novel Studies Bundle!

Includes sixteen unit studies covering American History. Each unit addresses a new topic, spanning the Revolutionary War to Vietnam.  Each unit has introductory text, which will give the student basic background information about the topic at hand.

  • There are photographs and illustrations, and we have also included primary documents when available.
  • After this text, there are featured videos, which augment the background information and help make the topic more accessible for more visual students.
  • You will also find a short list of reading books, including a featured novel that the unit builds upon.
  • There are vocabulary words, places, and people to identify.
  • Reading comprehension, critical thinking questions, and writing assignments are included.
  • We add fun with hands-on activities and extra videos to watch that will bring the era to life.
  • Some units also have cooking projects.

These studies are directed toward upper grades students, but some have resources for younger students so that the whole family can work together. Our family has used unit studies as curriculum for many years, and we hope that your family will enjoy these, too!

Product sample:  Paper Son & Angel Island Immigration  & Within These Lines & Japanese Internment

  • Casualties of War & Vietnam War
  • No Promises in the Wind & the Great Depression
  • Out of the Dust & the Dust Bowl
  • The Watsons Go to Birmingham & Civil Rights
  • Dusty Sourdough & Alaska
  • The King of Mulberry Street & Ellis Island Immigration
  • Paper Son & Angel Island Immigration
  • The Red Menace & McCarthyism
  • Johnny Tremain & Faces of the American Revolution
  • Sounder & Sharecropping
  • World War II Code Talkers
  • Flashback Four: Hamilton-Burr Duel
  • Within These Lines & Japanese Internment Camps
  • Flashback Four: Titanic Mission
  • Flashback Four: Lincoln Project
  • The Diviners / The Great Gatsby & Roaring Twenties

1 comment:

  1. Have you ever seen the game - Sinking of the Titanic. My husband picked it up used a few weekends ago. He had played it as a kid.


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