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Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes.

Students will use this tutorial on the Titanic as a means to research and answer questions that they will use in order to write a paper on this historical event.

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After reading the list of 10 Facts answer these questions:

1.  How fast was the Titanic traveling when it hit the iceburg on April 14, 1912?

2.  After answering question 1, should the Titanic have been traveling that fast and if not, why?  (Refer to Fast Fact #3)

3.  Fact #7 states that many people died from one thing, other than from the actual sinking.  What was the cause of death?

Scroll down the page and click on the Introduction link that is just below the title: About RMS Titanic.  Answer these questions on a piece of paper along with the questions.

1.  How many passengers boarded the Titanic?

2.  Make a list of the total passengers from each class along with the survivor total for each, along with the crew information.

3.  Do you notice any major differences on the number of survivors dependent on their class as passengers? If so, explain why you think these numbers are relevant and what they tell us about status of people in 1912.


Watch the video on the 10 interesting facts  You may have to pause it to give yourself more time to read, as the slides move quickly.  Once you have watched it through once, watch it again to answer these questions:

1.  How many bathtubs did 3rd class have in order to serve 700 passengers?

2.  Where was the Titanic headed to on its maiden voyage?

3.  The closest ship to the Titanic as she sank was the Californian.  How might that night have been different if the crew had responded to the distress signal by checked for messages the Crew from the Titanic had sent for help?