findingDulcinea's On This Day, and sources to which it links, provides:
- an overview of the sinking and an investigation into the causes of it;
- links to a transcript of US Senate Hearings about it;
- an examination of myth surrounding the Titanic; and
- coverage of the 1985 discovery of the Titanic on the ocean floor (note: the link to Ocean Woods is broken; use this link instead)
British Pathe has curted this collection of its newsreels from the era of the Titanic, including some of the only actual video footage of the Titanic, of survivors reaching New York on the Carpathia, and a documentary about the Titanic era, when man believed he could do anything.
Titanic (the Oscar winning film), available from Amazon.com
National Geographic Channel: Titanic: How it Really Sank (45 minutes)
National Geographic: Secrets of the Titanic (53 minutes)
PBS: Saving the Titanic (56 minutes) is "told from the point of view of the engineers below deck as they struggle to maintain power and keep the ship afloat to save as many lives as possible."
Teaching Ideas and Lesson Plans:
The New York Times Learning blog offers teaching ideas based on the newspaper's extensive coverage of the sinking, the aftermath and its legacy over the past 100 years.
Ocean Explorer, from NOAA.gov, offers lesson plans and resources on the expedition that returned to the Titanic in 2005.
Library of Congress lesson on examining primary sources relating to the response to the sinking.
Scholastic's Lesson Plan for Grades 3-5
The LineTime App for iOS offers users the ability to view the course of modern history on a timeline, and to drill down into each century, decade or year. It literally changes the way students look at history, enabling them to view historical events in full context, in a way that textbooks never could.
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